The Genotoxic Effect of Coal Fly Ash of Thermal Power Plant on Raphanus sativus L. ( Radish )

Authors(3) :-Parimal M. Patel, Rajendra Jadav, Kailash Patel

The effect of coal fly ash treatment on the chromosomes of Raphanus sativus L. was investigated. The seeds of Raphanus sativusL. were placed in petri dishes in three replicates and allowed to germinate for five days in different concentration of coal fly ash solution. The root were treated with diluted, semi-diluted, and concentrated solution of fly ash, while the control group had distilled water. The total aberration were examined. The mitotic index was calculated. The mitotic index decreased as the concentration increased. The highest mitotic index value was diluted fly ash solution while the least was concentrated fly ash treatment. The results show the most frequent chromosomal abnormalities observed included: chromatid bridge, c-mitosis, and stickiness. Concentrated fly ash solution is much more genotoxic than semi-diluted fly ash solution, as it induced more aberrations having percentage abnormalities for the highest concentration tested.

Authors and Affiliations

Parimal M. Patel
Department of Biosciences, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, Gujarat, India.
Rajendra Jadav
Bhavan's Sheth R. A. College of Science, Khanpur, Ahemdabad, Gujarat, India
Kailash Patel
Department of Biosciences, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, Gujarat, India.

Coal Fly-Ash, Genotoxic, Cytogenetic, Mitotic Index, Raphanus Sativus L.

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Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 6 | November-December 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-11-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 555-561
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Publisher : Technoscience Academy

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Parimal M. Patel, Rajendra Jadav, Kailash Patel, " The Genotoxic Effect of Coal Fly Ash of Thermal Power Plant on Raphanus sativus L. ( Radish )", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 6 , pp.555-561, November-December-2016.
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