Turkish Journal of Botany, ( ISI ), Volume (35), No (1), Year (2011-3) , Pages (261-268)

Title : ( Ultrastructural localisation of chromium in Ocimum basilicum )

Authors: Roya Bishehkolaei , Hamid Fahimio , SARA SAADATMAND , Taher nejsdsattari , Mehrdad Lahouti , forouzan tabatabaie yazdy ,

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Abstract: Ocimum basilicum L. seedlings were exposed to diff erent concentrations of Cr (0-8 mg L-1 of Cr3+) to evaluate the cellular localisation of chromium, plant accumulating capacity, and potential cellular defence mechanisms against Cr stress. Dried plant tissues (roots and shoots) were exposed to X-ray microanalysis for element determination (including Cr, Cu, Zn, Co, Ni, and Mo). Results showed that the highest amount of Cr had accumulated in the roots of the plants treated with 8 mg L-1 of Cr3+, while less Cr was transported to the shoots. TEM micrographs of Ocimum basilicum root cortex cells exposed to 4, 6, and 8 mg L-1 of Cr3+ revealed dense granular metal deposits in the periplasmic zone along the cell walls; such deposits were not observed in leaf mesophyll cells. Root cortical cells of the control seedlings grown in the absence of Cr3+ exposures were void of such granular metal deposits. While Cr was the predominant element, lower amounts of Cu, Zn, Co, Ni, and Mo were also detected in the chromium bearing deposits analysed by X-ray microanalysis. Formation of Cr bearing deposits in the root cells of Ocimum basilicum may have the eff ect of maintaining relatively low cytoplasmic concentration of the element and possibly reduce the toxic eff ects of chromium on cellular metabolism as a detoxifi cation mechanism.


, Ocimum basilicum, Cr, X-ray microanalysis, TEM
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author = {Roya Bishehkolaei and Hamid Fahimio and SARA SAADATMAND and Taher Nejsdsattari and Lahouti, Mehrdad and Tabatabaie Yazdy, Forouzan},
title = {Ultrastructural localisation of chromium in Ocimum basilicum},
journal = {Turkish Journal of Botany},
year = {2011},
volume = {35},
number = {1},
month = {March},
issn = {1300-008x},
pages = {261--268},
numpages = {7},
keywords = {Ocimum basilicum; Cr; X-ray microanalysis; TEM},


%0 Journal Article
%T Ultrastructural localisation of chromium in Ocimum basilicum
%A Roya Bishehkolaei
%A Hamid Fahimio
%A Taher Nejsdsattari
%A Lahouti, Mehrdad
%A Tabatabaie Yazdy, Forouzan
%J Turkish Journal of Botany
%@ 1300-008x
%D 2011