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Author(s): Samiksha Sharma1

Email(s): 1samikshasharma0129@gmail.com


    1Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
    *Corresponding Author Email- samikshasharma0129@gmail.com

Published In:   Volume - 4,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2022

DOI: 10.52228/NBW-JAAB.2022-4-2-1  

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One of the most serious issues in the nation is heavy metal toxicity. It severely affects both plant and animal kingdom as well as disrupts the soil ecosystem. The consequence of heavy metal toxicity is the generation of osmotic and oxidative stress, membrane dysfunctioning, metabolic imbalances and cellular toxicity. To combat the prevailing issue, seeking eco-friendly ways to enhance and stimulate plant tolerance against stress, is the vital step. Hence, the application of biostimulants can be the best and effective alternative. Biostimulant is a non nutrient preparation of microorganism and/ or substances which enhance the crop quality enrich nutrient uptake efficiency and show tolerance against abiotic stresses. The super dynamic substances utilized in such arrangements are humic and fulvic acids, compounds containing nitrogen, protein hydrolysates, silicon, melatonin, seaweed extracts, and valuable microorganisms. The review briefly articulates the definition of biostimulants, its various types as well as its role towards reducing the heavy metal toxicity. Apart from these, the review also takes in consideration the ameliorating effects of silicon against heavy metal toxicity. Hence, biostimulants play an important role as reactive oxygen scavengers, stimulate antioxidant system of the plant, and induce gene expression of stress responsive gene thereby fostering plant tolerance to heavy metal toxicity.

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Samiksha Sharma (2022) Biostimulants: An Eco-friendly Approach in Reducing Heavy Metal Toxicity. NewBioWorld A Journal of Alumni Association of Biotechnology,4(2):1-7.DOI: https://doi.org/10.52228/NBW-JAAB.2022-4-2-1

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