Author: G. PARVEEN

Publishing Date: 2010

E-ISSN: 0255-7576

Volume: 28 Issue: 2


Effect of the heavy metal Cadmium (Cd) was studied on the protein profile of the females of Meloidogyne incognita, root-knot nematode infecting tomato plants. The heavy metal brought about reduction in the number of polypeptides. A declining trend was observed in the number of polypeptides with increasing concentration of the heavy metal. It was interesting to note that polypeptides of higher molecular weights were replaced by polypeptides of low molecular weights indicating a possible fragmentation of polypeptides of higher molecular weights confirming the nemato-toxic effects of the heavy metal.