The effects of overwatering (flooding) on the oxidative potential, the level of low-molecular-weight antioxidants, the content of stress proteins, and activities of antioxidant enzymes in green barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) seedlings were studied. Overwatering retarded barley seedling growth and induced hydrogen peroxide accumulation, a decrease in the total ascorbate content and an increase in the content of reduced glutathione (GSH), but it did not affect the content of oxidized glutathione (GSSG). After the cessation of stress factor action (post-stress period), the content of hydrogen peroxide declined to the initial level, the content of ascorbate reduced still stronger, whereas the content of GSH continued to rise. Under flooding conditions, activities of glutathione reductase (GR) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) increased. After the cessation of stress factor action, activities of these enzymes decreased but remained at rather high levels as compared with control. Activity of catalase (CAT) reduced during stress, whereas activity of ascorbate peroxidase (APX) was not essentially changed. In the post-stress period, CAT activity remained to be low; in contrast, APX activity increased. Barley seedling flooding induced the synthesis of stress proteins, HSP70 and dehydrins (DH). In the post-stress period, the content of stress proteins decreased; however, the content of DH in experimental leaves remained rather high. The results obtained indicate that barley defense system manifested a complex response to overwatering, which may be related to the oxygen shortage under stress conditions and sharp metabolism activation at re-aeration in the post-stress period.
Russian Journal of Plant Physiology – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 13, 2012
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera