What is the crucial difference between the metabolic consequences of cadmium and zinc treatment of the plants?

Hegedűs, Attila: What is the crucial difference between the metabolic consequences of cadmium and zinc treatment of the plants? Acta biologica Szegediensis, (49) 1-2. pp. 55-60. (2005)

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Abstract

Heavy metal stress induced alterations in the activities of several representatives of the enzymatic antioxidant defense system such as guaiacol peroxidase (POD), catalase (CAT) and ascorbate peroxidase (APX) were comparatively studied in barley seedlings and alfalfa aldose reductase overexpressing transgenic tobacco treated by Zn and/or Cd. Although roots were the main sites of metal accumulation, metals induced oxidative damage mainly in the leaves. Our experiments clearly show that the investigated heavy metals have quite different effects on plant metabolism and induce the protective enzymatic system in different ways. Transgenic tobacco plants showed increased tolerance against cadmium induced stress.

Item Type: Article
Event Title: Hungarian Congress on Plant Physiology, 8., 2005, Szeged, Hungarian Conference on Photosynthesis, 6., 2005, Szeged
Journal or Publication Title: Acta biologica Szegediensis
Date: 2005
Volume: 49
Number: 1-2
Page Range: pp. 55-60
ISSN: 1588-385X
Language: angol
Heading title: Stress biology; Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Természettudomány, Biológia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 59-60.; Abstract
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 17. 09:24
Last Modified: 2018. May. 28. 11:02
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/22678

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