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To assess the potential role of salicylic acid (SA) in plants under cadmium (Cd) stress, a study was conducted on three different oilseed rape (Brassica napus) genotypes. Gas exchange parameters, photosynthetic pigments, antioxidant enzymes activities, mineral nutrients concentration, and ultrastructural analysis were carried out for assessment.(More)
Leaf senescence is an integrated response of leaf cells to developmental age and various internal and environmental signals. However, the role of gibberellins (GA) in leaf senescence is not clear. In the current study, we investigated the effect of DELLA on leaf senescence. Compared with the wild type (WT), leaf senescence occurred earlier in the mutant(More)
Fatty acids (FAs) and FA-derived complex lipids play important roles in plant growth and vegetative development and are a class of prominent metabolites stored in mature seeds. The factors and regulatory networks that control FA accumulation in plant seeds remain largely unknown. The role of TRANSPARENT TESTA8 (TT8) in the regulation of flavonoid(More)
To date, little is known about the correlations among the tocopherol (T) and fatty acid (FA) components in rapeseed oils. In the current study, a germplasm collection of landraces from the species Brassica juncea , Brassica rapa , and Brassica napus and a collection of low erucic acid (EA) breeding lines from B. napus were analyzed for FA and T(More)
Tocopherols (Tocs) are vital scavengers of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and important seed oil quality indicators. Nitrogen (N) is one of the most important fertilizers in promoting biomass and grain yield in crop production. However, the effect of different sources and application rates of N on seed Toc contents in oilseed rape is poorly understood. In(More)
A chromophorics and fluorescent analog of uridine 5'-monophosphate (UMP), a known competitive inhibitor of UDPglucose 4-epimerase was synthesised. This analog, namely 2',3'-O-(2,4,6-trinitrocyclohexadienylidene) uridine 5'-monophosphate, was found to be a powerful reversible inhibitor of UDPglucose 4-epimerase indicating its interaction with the substrate(More)
A new strategy for protein purification using a soluble affinity matrix is described. The method was used for purification of estrogen receptor. Cytosols from rat uteri and human fibroid uterine tissue, after fractionation by ammonium sulfate, were treated with estradiol-polylysine conjugate. The highly basic affinity complex was separated from other(More)
The binding of estradiol-horseradish peroxidase conjugate to rat uterine cytosolic estrogen receptor was studied. The conjugate having a steroid to enzyme ratio of 2.8:1 was allowed to bind to protamine precipitated receptor in presence or absence of 100-fold excess of free estradiol. The bound enzyme activity was measured and the data subjected to(More)
In the present study, a consortium of two rhizobacteria Bacillus amyloliquefaciens Bk7 and Brevibacillus laterosporus B4, termed 'BB', biochemical elicitors salicylic acid and β-aminobutyric acid (SB) and their mixture (BBSB) were investigated for cold and drought stress tolerance in rice plants. After withholding water for 16 days, rice plants treated with(More)
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