Effect of altitude on the contents of antioxidants in leaves of some herbaceous plants

Effect of altitude on the contents of antioxidants in leaves of some herbaceous plants ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2007, Vol. 38, No. 5, pp. 367–373. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2007. Original Russian Text © Sh. Chanishvili, G. Badridze, L. Rapava, N. Janukashvili, 2007, published in Ekologiya, 2007, Vol. 38, No. 5, pp. 395–400. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Effect of Altitude on the Contents of Antioxidants in Leaves of Some Herbaceous Plants Sh. Chanishvili, G. Badridze, L. Rapava, and N. Janukashvili Ketskhoveli Institute of Botany, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Kojori Road 1, Tbilisi, 0104 Georgia e-mail: shchani@yahoo.com Received February 9, 2007 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413607050128 Key words: ultraviolet radiation, plant adaptation, antioxidants. Studies on the effect of ultraviolet (UV) radiation on (Taraxacum officinale Wgg.), yarrow (Achillea millefo- life processes in plants have become more relevant due lium L.), and knotweed (Polygonum aviculare L). col- to ozone depletion and a consequent increase in the lected in three areas located at different elevations: level of UV-B radiation at the earth’s surface (Caldwell Tbilisi (Digomi Research Station, Institute of Botany; et al., 1998). Intense UV irradiation is a characteristic 450–550 m a.s.l.), Bakuriani (Botanical Garden, feature of high-mountain regions (Larher, 1998). 1700 m a.s.l.), and Kazbegi (High-Mountain Ecologi- Therefore, high-mountain ecosystems may serve as cal Station, 1800 m a.s.l.). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Effect of altitude on the contents of antioxidants in leaves of some herbaceous plants

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