In this thesis Arabidopsis plants were exposed to uranium, cadmium in their EC50 value or to both stressors in half their EC50 value. Different responses including biomass production, ROS production, antioxidative capacity and photosynthesis were followed at different time-points from 1h after exposure to 7days. As a main conclusion Cd and U are present in an equitoxic mixture they seem to behave similarly compared to the single stressors. In time the biggest difference was found for photosynthesis with Cd showing already a change after 24h whereas for U differences were only found after 7days.
|Place of Publication||Geel, Belgium|
|State||Published - May 2009|