Contemporary Problems of Ecology

, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp 594–599 | Cite as

Genotoxic effects in Tradescantia plant (clone 2) induced by benzo(a)pyrene

  • E. V. Yakovleva
  • V. A. Beznosikov
  • B. M. Kondratenok
  • A. A. Khomichenko


This work surveys the genetic toxicity of benzo(a)pyrene added to soil for Tradescantia plants (clone 02). Different adaptation levels of Tradescantia (clone 02) to soil pollution with benzo(a)pyrene have been estimated. Plant adaptation was not observed at the morphological level, but found for the physiological and genetic (with every adaptation stage) levels. The products of benzo(a)pyrene metabolism act as auxin on plants influencing the growth of root biomass and the cell size.


benzo(a)pyrene pollution genetic toxicity soil plants adaptation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. V. Yakovleva
    • 1
  • V. A. Beznosikov
    • 1
  • B. M. Kondratenok
    • 1
  • A. A. Khomichenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biology, Komi Science CenterUralian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesSyktyvkarRussia

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