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Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2015 | Volume: 15 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 150-155
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2015.150.155
Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase and Carbohydrate in Bean (Vigna unguiculata) Exposed to Crude Oil
Stella O. Olubodun and George E. Eriyamremu

Abstract:
Bean seedlings were used to study carbohydrates (glucose and starch) and Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) activity in bean roots exposed to different crude oil fractions [Whole Crude (WC), Water Soluble Fraction (WSF) and Water Insoluble Fraction (WIF)] at different percentages of soil contamination. Equal amount of seedlings in each group were harvested after 7, 14 or 21 days post germination and used for analysis. Descriptive statistics and analysis of variance were employed to statistically analyze data that were obtained. The study reveals higher glucose and Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) activity in the WSF than in whole crude oil (WC) and WIF during 21 DPG when compared with control. Greater decrease in starch was observed in WSF than in WC and WIF at 21 DPG when compared with control. The decline of growth observed in the reduction in the number of leaves, root length and plant height observed in WC, WSF and WIF when compared with control may be related to the carbohydrates and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity in bean roots.
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Stella O. Olubodun and George E. Eriyamremu, 2015. Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase and Carbohydrate in Bean (Vigna unguiculata) Exposed to Crude Oil. Journal of Biological Sciences, 15: 150-155.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2015.150.155

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jbs.2015.150.155

 
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