Induction of Glutathione Transferase Activity in Wheat and Pea Seedlings by Cadmium

Uotila, M; Aioub, A. A. A.; Gullner, Gabor; Komives, Tamas; Brunold, Christian (1994). Induction of Glutathione Transferase Activity in Wheat and Pea Seedlings by Cadmium. Acta Biologica Hungarica, 45(1), pp. 11-16. Akadémiai Kiadó

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The effect of the heavy metal cadmium on the glutathione transferase (GT) activity was studied in the shoots and roots of wheat and pea seedlings. The exposure to cadmium led to the reduction of plant growth rates and to a marked induction of GT activity in both plants. In wheat the induction was stronger in the roots than in the shoots at law cadmium concentrations (40-160 µM), but at 640 µM cadmium the effect was more pronounced in the shoots (4.0-fold increase of the activity as compared to control). In pea seedlings, the induction rates were generally higher in the roots than in the shoots (at 640 µM cadmium the activity in the roots was 340% of the control)

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) > Stress Physiology (discontinued)
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)

UniBE Contributor:

Brunold, Christian

Subjects:

500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

0236-5383

Publisher:

Akadémiai Kiadó

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

18 Jul 2018 13:18

Last Modified:

18 Jul 2018 13:18

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Cadmium; enzyme induction; glutathione transferase; pea; wheat

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.118353

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/118353

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