Genotoxic Effects of Karamenderes River (Canakkale/Turkey) Water Samples on Vicia faba L. Plant.

Meric Can Bayrak, Cuneyt Aki


In this research the effects of Karamenderes River’s water s amples which collected from six different locations have been used for determining the genoto xic potential by the meaning of mitotic index analysis in Vicia faba L . In this research root tip t est were used for mitotic index measuring. For comparing the effects of six different location s of Karamenderes River’s water samples. Water samples have been applied on four weeks old V. faba p lantlets. After 24 and 48 hours exposure time root tip test were realized. All experiments were carried out under controlled conditions in the plant growth chamber. According to our research results, it seems that water samples which collected from si x different locations have been effec ted mit otic index differently. When we compare with control group, decreasing in mitotic index in V. faba have b een shown especially in station five and six after 48 hours exposure time. After 24 hours of application de creasing has been observed as 43,99% and 50,30% respectively when compared with the c ontrol group. After 48 hours of application decreasing has been observed as 47,11% and 51,07% resp ectively when compared with the control group. According to our research results, it was found that mitosis is affected at different levels in V. faba plantlets depending on the water quality and applicat ion time in the six stations of Karamenderes River.

Keywords: Vicia faba , Karamenderes River, Mitotic

DOI : 10.7176/ 7-04-04

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