Effect of weak constant magnetic field on the composition and content of lipids in radish seedlings at various temperatures

Effect of weak constant magnetic field on the composition and content of lipids in radish... We studied the effects of weak permanent homogenous hirizontal magnetic field (PMF) (400 A/m) on the composition and content of lipids and composition of their fatty acids (FAs) in radish (Raphanus sativus L. var. radicula D.C., cv. Rosovo-krashyi s belym konchikom) seedlings at temperatures of 20 and 10°C. We compared lipid composition and content in seedlings at the phase of developed cotyledons (20°C, 5-day-old, and 10°C, 8-day-old seedlings) under low light and in darkness with the lipid composition and content in dry seeds. The seedlings grown in geomagnetic field (GMF) served as a control. In dry seeds, about 99% of total lipids comprised neutral lipids (NL) and only 1% were polar lipids (PL). Triacylglycerols predominated among NL comprising 93% of total seed lipids. During seed germination, NLs were consumed and PL were produced: the amount of glycolipids increased in control by 3.5–5 times and the amount of phospholipis, by 1.5–2 times.In the light at 20°C, PMF suppressed the formation of PL (by 18%), whereas in darkness, it stimulated it approximately by 80% as compared with control. In the light at 10°C, PMF slightly stimulated PL formation; in darkness, it did not almost affect their synthesis. In all treatments, PMF increased the ratio of phospholipids to sterols by 30–100%. Among FA, PMF exerted the strongest effect on the content of erucic acid: it increased in the light and in darkness at 20°C approximately by 25% and decreased at 10°C in the light by 13%. PMF behaved as a correction factor affecting lipid metabolism on the background of light and temperature action. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Plant Physiology Springer Journals

Effect of weak constant magnetic field on the composition and content of lipids in radish seedlings at various temperatures

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SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Copyright © 2010 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Life Sciences; Plant Sciences ; Plant Physiology
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