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A Study on the Impact of Most Commonly used Pesticides on Growth and Biochemical Parameters of Some Species of Cyanobacteria | Original Article

Shalini Kumari*, Anubha Joshi, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


The goal is to investigate the effects of common pesticides on the growth and biochemical parameters of some Cyanobacteria species, isolate, purify, and identify cyanobacterial strains, growth kinetics of purified samples, and biochemical parameters under selected metal stress, as well as the frequency of heterocyst and akinete under control and treated conditions. The Subarnarekha River basin, which runs through Ranchi district in India's Jharkhand state, served as the study area. PASWSPSS- 18 was used to calculate one way ANOVA and multiple co-relations to investigate the probability distribution pattern and significance of the collected data. Higher amounts of MDA accumulation under treatment conditions might be the consequence of photosynthetic membrane rupture, which causes a brief rise in SOD activity in the test organism. MDA An increase in SOD activity might be used as a biomarker for metal exposure. When Nostoc carneum blooms in water, it provides more surface area for the metal binding abilities of the other two species, potentially making it a highly effective heavy metal removal agent. Furthermore, it is cost-effective, ecologically friendly, and can be mass-produced.