Heavy Metal Accumulation in Micropropagated Plants of Kenaf (Hibiscus Cannabinus L.)
Soil contamination by heavy metals is potential danger to the ecological balance. Phytoremediation is a biotechnology based on the use of plants to remove or stabilize metals in polluted soils. The present research aims to study the tolerance and accumulation capacity of vitroplants of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) to heavy metals present in contaminated soils ; cadmium and zinc. kenaf has shown a capacity to extract and accumulate Cd and Zn in its tissues. Therefore, the species can be tested in phytormediation programs of soil contaminated with heavy metals.
Keywords - Kenaf, in Vitro, Phytoremediation, Heavy Metals.