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Effect of Textile Industry Effluent on Growth and Biochemical Parameters of Tagetes Erecta


  • Department of Biotechnology, University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra- 136119, Haryana, India
  • Department of Biotechnology, University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra- 136119, Haryana,, India


Tagetes erecta plants were exposed to different concentrations of textile mill effluent. Various physio-biochemical parameters (plant height, number of branches and leaves per plant, chlorophyll content, soluble protein, soluble sugars, proline content and malondialdehyde) were studied at different intervals of time. At lower concentrations, an increase in chlorophyll content, proline, protein and sugar content was observed but on increasing the effluent concentration, a decrease was observed for all these parameters after a certain period of time. Our results indicate that the exposition of Tagetes erecta to diluted concentrations of textile mill effluent for short duration of time results in an increase in growth and other parameters which ultimately result in better productivity. The study was investigated in relation to both concentration of effluent and time intervals of supply of . It is suggested that wastewater should be diluted before it is used for irrigation.


Chlorophyll, Effluent, Malondialdehyde, Proline, Tagetes Erecta, Textile

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