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Seasonal variation of Heavy metal concentration in Polygonum chinensis from Ambazari lake of Nagpur, MH, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, Dr. Ambedkar College, Deeksha Bhoomi, Nagpur, India
  • 2Department of Chemistry, Institute of Science, Nagpur, India
  • 3Department of Chemistry, Institute of Science, Nagpur, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 5, Issue (6), Pages 40-44, June,2 (2016)


Anthropogenic sources release heavy metals into the environment which cause for concern. Heavy metals are toxic pollutants that show perilous effects on all living organisms. This research shows that, the ability of Polygonum chinensis to accumulate heavy metals was examined during different seasons collected from Ambazari Lake, Nagpur, India. The plant showed different ability to absorb and accumulate different heavy metals. The bioconcentration, bioaccumulation and translocation factors revealed that the plant P. chinensis can be considered as heavy metal accumulator and can effectively translocate arsenic to aerial part.


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