Plants of Sorghum bicolor (C4 species) were grown at different nitrate or ammonium concentrations (0.5, 5, 20 and 50 mM) in order to examine the effect of nitrogen nutrition on growth, phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC) and antioxidant enzymes activities in both roots and leaves of 30-day-old plants. At high NO 3 − levels (20 and 50 mM) the fresh weight was significantly higher. When the nitrogen source was in ammonium form, the leaf and root mass increased drastically at low concentration 5 mM and significantly at 20 mM, however similar fresh weight was found at high level of ammonium (50 mM). The leaves catalase (CAT), guaiacol peroxidase (POD), glutathione reductase (GR), and glutathione S-transferase (GST) activities and the roots glutathione reductase and glutathione S-transferase activities were significantly higher in the NH 4 + -fed plants than those grown in the nitrate medium. Activity and proteins levels of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase in both leaves and roots of sorghum plants were increased progressively with increasing external nitrogen concentration. This increase was more pronounced at high level of ammonium (50 mM), being 2-fold at 50 mM of NO 3 − and 3-fold at 50 mM of NH 4 + . Our results suggested that antioxidant enzymes activities and PEPC play a key role in ammonium detoxification and tolerance in sorghum plants.
Russian Journal of Plant Physiology – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 19, 2016
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