International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 7, Part E (2020)
Effect of heavy metal (Ni) on plants and soil: A review
Nickel stands 24th in most abundant elements list in earth crust, and present as 3% of earth composition. By weight it is 5th most copious element after iron. In low concentration Ni is essential element, in natural form nickel occurring in soil and surface water and its concentration is less than 100 and 0.005 ppm. Plants need trace elements to perform their metabolic functions normally, when concentration of trace elements is more than required it will become hazardous and will interfere with plants physiological as well as biological processes ultimately hampered the crop production. The aim of this review was to evaluate the data about nickels functioning in metabolism of plant and its essentiality with its importance for agronomic crops and also contamination of soil with heavy metals.
How to cite this article:
Muhammad Sikander Hayyat, Muhammad Adnan, Muhammad Awais Bashir Khan, Hafiz Abd-Ur-Rahman, Rehan Ahmed, Fazal-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Danish Toor, Hafiz Muhammad Bilal. Effect of heavy metal (Ni) on plants and soil: A review. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(7):313-318.