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Genotoxicity and mutagenicity caused by of polluted surface water in the National fertilizer limited (NFL), Bathinda (Punjab, India) using plant bioassays

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, Lovely professional university, Phagwara, Punjab-144411, India
  • 2Department of Chemistry, Bhai Gurdas institute of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur, Punjab-148001, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 11, Issue (2), Pages 8-11, May,10 (2022)


Factories release pollutants into water bodies that cause deleterious effect on meiotic behavior, genome damage and infertility. By taking into consideration the present investigation is being done to know about cytotoxic potentials of the polluted water using in vivo bioassay and to study the impact of pollution on genetic systems of the inhabitant plant species. The results has shown that chromosome abnormality increases with increase in concentration of pollutants and plants growing in polluted water showed meiotic abnormality including laggard, stickiness, vagarant etc.


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