International Journal of Plant Sciences and Phytomedicines

ISSN: (2790-4946)
Research Paper
Evaluation of Drastic Effects of Chromium Stress on Brassica campestris L.
Khizar Hayat Batti 4 Downloads

Heavy metals including Chromium (Cr) are important source of pollution in water and soil. These heavy metals negatively affect the growth and other parameters of plants. The main objective of current study was to evaluate the effect Cr on rapeseed. For the said purpose, pot experiments were performed using completely randomized design (CRD). Therefore, two Brassica varieties (Brassica olearaceae var. capitata and Brassica olearaceae var. botritis) were used

in the experiment to study its effects. When the seedlings were 21 days old, Cr treatments were applied as chromium oxide at conc. (T0=0, T1= 40, T2 =60) ppm. There were 5 replicates for each treatment of both the varieties. The treatments of Cr negatively affected the morphological, biochemical, physiological parameters in rapeseed plants. So, Cr is a toxic heavy metal which has detrimental effects on Brassica plant.