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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 2)
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Effect of Mobile Phone Radiations on Morphological and Biochemical Parameters of Mung Bean (Vigna radiata) and Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Seedlings

Mobin Afzal and Simeen Mansoor
Corresponding Author:  Simeen Mansoor 

Key words:  Antioxidant enzymes, ascorbate peroxidase, catalase, electromagnetic radiations (EMR), guaiacol peroxidase, malondialdehyde, mobile phone, mung bean, wheat
Vol. 4 , (2): 149-152
Submitted Accepted Published
January 26, 2012 March 02, 2012 March 26, 2012

Over the last two decades an enormous escalation in wireless equipments has been made our lives easy. The uses of wireless accessories including mobile phone have been enabled instant our communication resources advance and fast, on the other hand along with their advantages there is great increase in radiations, an unprecedented type of pollution, in our environment. Current study was an attempt to observe the morphological and biochemical changes induced by cell phone radiations on Mung bean (Vigna radiata) and Wheat (Triticum aestivum) seedlings. The effect of cell phone Electromagnetic Radiations (EMR) were determined by measuring membrane damage in terms of melondialdehyde [MDA] contents and changes in the levels of antioxidant enzymes like Guaiacol Peroxidase (GPX), Ascorbate Peroxidase (APX), and Catalase (CAT). Our results showed that cell phone EMR caused significant reduction in growth, fresh weight, dry weight, and relative water contents. Where as MDA contents and antioxidant enzymes were increased in stressed seedlings as compared to unstressed seedlings. We concluded that radiations emitted by mobile phone can induce oxidative stress which results in reduced growth and increase in the activity of antioxidant enzymes in mung bean and wheat seedlings.
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Mobin Afzal and Simeen Mansoor, 2012. Effect of Mobile Phone Radiations on Morphological and Biochemical Parameters of Mung Bean (Vigna radiata) and Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Seedlings.  Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 4(2): 149-152.
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