Lead contamination and its corresponding physiological disorder effect in Ipomoea aquatica Forsk (water spinach)

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Lead contamination is one of the leading environmental problems and therefore, the disruption that occurs in the environment such as physiological disorder due to lead accumulation in biota is important to be examined. We evaluated several physiological parameters in wild water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica Forsk) which we collected from two different locations. We found that samples collected from a dense industrial area have higher lead content in which different accumulation levels in stem and leaf were found. Lead accumulation effects in terms of biomass and chlorophyll content were also evaluated and discussed.


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