Biologia Plantarum

, Volume 31, Issue 5, pp 408–412 | Cite as

The effect of cadmium on potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) shoot culture growth

  • Eva Domažlická
  • Z. Opatrný
Brief Communication


The uptake of cadmium and its effect on the growth of potato shoot tips grownin vitro were followed in dependence on cadmium concentration in nutrient medium.

Concentration of 10−6M Cd2+did not substantially affect potato plantlet growth dynamics; but the concentration of 10−3 M Cd2+ showed a strong growth inhibitory effect accompanied with increased cadmium accumulation in both root and shoot tissues.


Cadmium Cadmium Concentration Cadmium Content Cadmium Uptake Potato Plantlet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Domažlická
    • 1
  • Z. Opatrný
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Botany and Plant PhysiologyAgriculture UniversityPraha 6
  2. 2.Research Institute of Crop ProductionPraha 6Czechoslovakia

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