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Assessment of Heavy Metal Bioaccumulation in Solanum Tuberosum L., Cultivated on Artificially Fed Medium

Renu Tyagi1 and Kalpana S.2

Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences

Solanum tuberosum L. is grown worldwide along with India and used as a major part of food in various forms. Uptake of heavy metals by Solanum tuberosum L. is of immense importance because of toxic nature of most metals when their concentration exceeds permissible Limits. Present investigation is carried out to assess the bioaccumulation of Pb, Cd, Zn, Fe and Cu heavy metals in potato. For the purpose chosen variety of Solanum tuberosum L. is cultivated in five sets of different artificially contaminated soil, keeping all other condition controlled. The obtained tubers and corresponding soil were processed for heavy metal determination using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. Correlation matrix has shown that most of the metal concentration in the tubers and the contaminated soil samples are significantly correlated.