Jirí Petrek

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In this work we established differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry (DPASV) as the tool for analysis of lead in the plant cell culture. For the cultivation procedure, lead in Pb(II)-ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (Pb-EDTA) chelate has been used. The detection limit of lead was found at 500 pM in phosphate buffer (pH 5.5), and 100 nM in prepared(More)
An electrochemical method for measuring free salicylic acid (SA) was optimized and used to detect its content in barks and branches of thirteen Salix species. We utilized square wave voltammetry method in combination with pencil lead, the detection limit of which was 1.7 ng/ml of salicylic acid. The highest contents of free SA were observed in the bark of(More)
Acetylsalicylic acid (AcSA), or aspirin, was introduced in the late 1890s and has been used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions. The aim of this work was to suggest electrochemical sensor for acetylsalicylic detection. Primarily, we utilized square wave voltammetry (SWV) using both carbon paste electrode (CPE) and of graphite pencil electrode(More)
The most active form of sulfur in biomolecules is the thiol group, present in a number of biologically active compounds. Here we present a comprehensive study of thiol analysis using flow injection analysis/HPLC with electrochemical detection. The effect of different potentials of working electrodes, of organic solvent contents in the mobile phase, and of(More)
The main aim of this work was to use multi-instrumental analytical apparatus to investigate the effects of treatment with cadmium(II) and/or lead(II) ions (50, 250 and 500 μM) for twelve days on early somatic spruce embryos (ESEs). Primarily we used image analysis for estimation of growth and a fluorimetric sensor for enzymatic detection of viability of the(More)
Image analysis (IA) was used to determine the areas and circumferences of clusters of early somatic embryos (ESEs) of the Norway spruce (Picea abies /L./Karst.). Results obtained from IA were compared with the fresh weights of the ESE clusters and their esterase activities. The areas of the ESE clusters correlated well with both the increases in fresh(More)
Growth is one of the basic properties of biological systems. The methods which are commonly used for the determination of growth are usually difficult and not very accurate. In the present work we decided to use esterase activity as a growth marker in tobacco suspension culture (BY-2 line) and in early somatic embryos of Norway spruce (clone 2/32) grown on(More)
We utilized liquid chromatography coupled with electrochemical detector (HPLC-ED) for analyzing of silver ions. The optimization of basic chromatographic parameters has been done. The detection limit (3 S/N) obtained were 20 nmol/dm(3). Influence of different interferences (anions and cations) on current response of silver ions has been described. Moreover,(More)
Esterases (EC 3.1.1.x) represent a diverse group of hydrolases catalyzing the cleavage and formation of carboxyl ester bonds. Their connection with development has made them a suitable marker of development in plants. In the present work, we focused on the fluorimetric determination of the plant esterases in plant cell cultures (tobacco BY-2 cells and early(More)