Differential response ofAzolla microphylla kaulf. andAzolla filiculoides Lam. to sodium fluoride
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We assessed the differential response ofAzolla microphylla andAzolla filiculoides to fluoride stress by growing them in culture media containing 1 to 50 ppm sodium fluoride (NaF).A microphylla had a higher total chlorophyll content thanA. filiculoides. Both species showed gradual decreases in protein content as the concentration of NaF increased.A. microphylla accumulated less proline thanA. filiculoides when more NaF was added to the culture medium. For all concentrations tested, the amount of residual fluoride in the nutrient media that supportedA. microphylla was higher than in the nutrient media used for growingA. filiculoides.
KeywordsAzolla filiculoides Azolla microphylla sodium fluoride (NaF) stress
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