Effect of mixed plant growth regulators on hexachlorocyclohexane phytotoxicity to waxy corn
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The effects of plant growth regulators alone or in combination on Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) phytotoxicity were studied. Waxy corn seeds were immersed in different plant growth regulators, that are 1) 2 mg/l Indolebutyric acid (IBA) 2) 2 mg/l Thidiazuron (TDZ) 3) 2 mg/l Gibberellic acid (GA3) 4) 1 mg/l IBA + 1 mg/l TDZ 5) 1 mg/l TDZ + 1 mg/l GA3 and 6) 1 mg/l IBA + 1 mg/l GA3, then sawn in 30 mg/kg HCH-contaminated soil or non-contaminated soil for 10 days. All plant growth regulators could enhance shoot and root dried weight of waxy corn seedlings in non-contaminated soil. Only 2 mg/l GA3 could enhance root length of waxy corn seedlings in non-contaminated soil. In HCH-contaminated soil, only 2 mg/l TDZ could increase shoot dried weight of waxy corn seedlings. Also, 2 mg/l IBA or 1 mg/l IBA and1 mg/l GA3 could increase root fresh weight of waxy corn seedlings. The exposure with HCH in soil did not affect to shoot and root tissue even though the growth of shoot and root were inhibited. However, the exposure with HCH and receive exogenous plant growth regulator induced aerenchyma formation in cortex and pith of waxy corn root.
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