Alteration in growth and physiological activities in Chlorella vulgaris under the effect of photosynthetic inhibitor diuron
In this study, we describe the effect of diuron, a photosynthesis-inhibiting herbicide, on growth, photosynthetic pigment contents, carbohydrate, protein, amino acids, proline, nitrate reductase and some antioxidant enzymes in cell suspensions of Chlorella vulgaris for seven days. The growth (cell number & dry weight) was seriously affected even with lowest diuron dose (0.1 µM). Photosynthetic pigment contents (chl-a, chl-b & ... Read more