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Table 1 The effect of cadmium and lead on chlorophyll a and total chlorophyll contents in Chlorella sorokiniana

From: Physiological and morphological responses of Lead or Cadmium exposed Chlorella sorokiniana 211-8K (Chlorophyceae)

   Lead Cadmium
Parameter (μg mL-1 PCV) Control 2 h 24 h 2 h 24 h
Chl a 12.65 ± 0.65a 10.09 ± 0.35b 3.10 ± 0.4 c 9.10 ± 0.3bd 2.56 ± 0.40ce
Total Chl 21.82 ± 0.6 a 15.89 ± 1.20b 8.77 ± 0.35c 15.05 ± 0.61bd 7.00 ± 0.80ce
  1. Data represent mean values ± SE (n = 3). Different letters in the same row mean significance of difference between the treatments (P < 0.05, ANOVA, Tukey multiple comparison).