2. Structural-functional study on the photosynthetucal apparatus of cucumber plants (Cucumis saticus) at excess of heavy metals

Author: Anna Nikolova, Lyubka Koleva, Andon Vassilev, Christo Anastasov

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A structural-functional study on the photosynthetic apparatus of cucumber plants, grown at increasing levels of heavy metals (Cu, Zn and Cd) was carried out at control conditions. it was established that the most sensitive to heavy metals stress are net photosynthetic rate and electron transport rate; therefore they could be used as indicators for metai toxicity in plant test systems.