Effect of Emerging Pollutant Phenol on growth of Pigeon pea

Kotresha D.*, Vidyasagar G. M.


In the present study was carried out to investigate effect of three concentration of phenol on pigeon pea germination and overall growth of plant. Seeds treated with 0.025%, 0.05% and 0.075% concentration of phenol showed a significant inhibition in the percent seed germination as compared to control. The germination observed was 89%, 63% and 48% at 0.025%, 0.05% and 0.075% concentrations on 7th day of incubation. Three different concentrations of phenol showed a significant difference in root and shoot length over control, similarly in biomass.


Phenol; pigeon pea; germination; toxicity

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