Influence of Root Oxygen Deficiency on Photosynthesis and Antioxidant Status in Barley Plants1

Influence of Root Oxygen Deficiency on Photosynthesis and Antioxidant Status in Barley Plants1 Roots of barley plants (Hordeum vulgare L., cv. Alfa) were subjected to hypoxia for 120 h. By 72 to 120 h of soil flooding, a noticeable decrease in the rate of CO2 assimilation and transpiration was observed. A drop in the activities of Rubisco and photorespiratory enzymes was found. We examined the changes in the activities of enzymes involved in the antioxidative system and stress markers related to membrane integrity, namely, lipid peroxidation and electrolyte leakage. Catalase and peroxidase activities were increased during the experiment, whereas superoxide dismutase activity drastically decreased. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Plant Physiology Springer Journals

Influence of Root Oxygen Deficiency on Photosynthesis and Antioxidant Status in Barley Plants1

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Subject
Life Sciences; Plant Sciences
ISSN
1021-4437
eISSN
1608-3407
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1022908811211
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Abstract

Roots of barley plants (Hordeum vulgare L., cv. Alfa) were subjected to hypoxia for 120 h. By 72 to 120 h of soil flooding, a noticeable decrease in the rate of CO2 assimilation and transpiration was observed. A drop in the activities of Rubisco and photorespiratory enzymes was found. We examined the changes in the activities of enzymes involved in the antioxidative system and stress markers related to membrane integrity, namely, lipid peroxidation and electrolyte leakage. Catalase and peroxidase activities were increased during the experiment, whereas superoxide dismutase activity drastically decreased.

Journal

Russian Journal of Plant PhysiologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 17, 2004

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