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Table 1 Effects of Cd on photosynthetic parameters 1

From: Structural and functional alterations in photosynthetic apparatus of plants under cadmium stress

Plant species Cd concentration % inhibition Reference
Chl a Chl b Fv/Fm Pn
Pisum sativum 6 mM, 7 DAT 31.00 32.30 --* 79.90 ; Januškaitienė, 2012
Picris divarticata 75 μM, 10 DAT 10.84 1.29 --* 44.20 Ying et al. 2010
Zea mays 20 μM, 7 DAT 36.71 37.93 3.76 13.00 Wang et al. 2009
Ricinus communis 50 μM, 12 DAT 27.30 16.70 5.00 47.00 Liu et al. 2011
Lycopersicon esculentum 100 μM, 12 DAT 35.00 23.00 2.47 73.00 ;López-Millán et al. 2009
Cucumis sativus 50 μM, 48 hrs 13.89 24.44 1.57 73.00 ; Burzynski & Zurek, 2007
Phragmites australis 100 μM, 21 DAT 52.30 73.00 1.28 40.88 Pietrini et al. 2003
  1. * Values are not available.
  2. 1Effective concentration of Cd causing reduction in chlorophyll pigments viz. Chl a and Chl b and non-invasive parameters viz. photosynthetic yield (Fv/Fm) and net CO2 assimilation rate (Pn).