Genetic Aspects of Pollutant Accumulation in Plants

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Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series book series (NAPSC)

The object of our research was to study interspecies and intervariety variability of pollutant (nitrates, heavy metals, radionuclides) accumulation in productive parts of vegetable crops, as well as the character of inheritance of nitrate and heavy metal accumulation in tomato fruits in the open ground. We investigated the genetical basis of cadmium, lead and nitrate accumulation using the diallel analysis method. Genotype variation between tomato varieties and hybrids in diallel crosses in cadmium (12.8–15.5-fold) and lead accumulation (7.5–14.1-fold) was established.


Tomato Fruit Vegetable Crop Productive Part Nitrate Content Heavy Metal Accumulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Genetics and CytologyBelarus
  2. 2.Belarussian State Agricultural AcademyGorkyBelarus
  3. 3.Mogilev DepartmentInstitute of RadiologyBelarus
  4. 4.University of GomelBelarus

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