The content of β-N-oxalyl-L-α,β-diaminopropionic acid (ODAP) and the activity of glycolate oxidase (GO) were positively correlated in the leaves of grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) seedlings. The activity of GO was kept at a steady level under the high light after treatment with ODAP. Although Na2S can activate GO, it cannot maintain the activity of GO under the high light. The content of ODAP increased and the activity of GO decreased with increasing oxalate concentration used for seedling treatment. The GO activity was high enough to keep photosynthesis at a steady level under high light. These findings suggested that Lathyrus sativus, using oxalate as a precursor to produce ODAP, protected the GO activity at high irradiance by scavenging the hydroxyl radicals.
Russian Journal of Plant Physiology – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 11, 2004
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.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud