Lettuce Seeds as a Bioindicator for the Toxicity of Tannery Wastewater
This study was initiated to investigate the potential of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.
buttercrunch) seeds as a bioindicator (BI), or a biological tool for detecting the presence of some toxic materials used in tanning industry and determining their concentrations using the germination percentage as a parameter (indicator).
The BIs might help in reducing the cost of analysis and is intended to substitute for the highly sophisticated analytical equipments, which are unaffordable by the developing countries.
Dr.Ammar Mohammed Sorag Abdalla, PhD Degree in Applied Toxicology, Master Degree in pesticide&Toxicology, B.Sc.(Honor) Degree in Plant Protection, Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture Science, Dongola University, Dongola, Sudan.