Effects of 2-diethylaminoethyl-3,4- dichlorophenylether on cadmium tolerance and accumulation of an energy plant, hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)

Gangrong Shi, Caifeng Liu, Zheng Zhang
2015 Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Energy and Environmental Science 2015   unpublished
This study was undertaken to determine whether 2-(3,4-dichlorophenoxy)-triethylamine (DCPTA) improve plant growth of Cd-exposed hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) plants. The results showed that exposure of plants to 50 mg Cd kg −1 soil resulted in an increase in the shoot and root biomass, as well as the root/shoot ratio. These results confirmed that hemp is a Cd-tolerance plant species, and it is possible to culture hemp in Cd contaminated farmlands for bioenergy production. Single application of
more » ... mg L -1 DCPTA increased biomass production in hemp seedlings. When DCPTA and Cd were used simultaneously, they increased the root biomass in a dose-dependent manner. Moreover, DCPTA application caused an increase in root Cd content and the total Cd in the root, and there is a positive correlation between biomass and Cd accumulation in the root.
doi:10.2991/icaees-15.2015.108 fatcat:u53ebgqxdfcifouggdf4sndxge