Juraci Alves de Oliveira

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Arsenate (AsV) and arsenite (AsIII) contamination can promote several disturbances in plant metabolism, besides affecting directly human and animal health due to the insertion of this metalloid in the food chain. Therefore, the arsenic (As) uptake and accumulation, the changes in gas exchange and in chlorophyll a fluorescence parameters as well as the(More)
Arsenate (As(V)) and arsenite (As(III)) contamination is able to interfere negatively on plant metabolism, promoting a reduction of nutrients uptake and transport and also an increase of reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. However, some plants are considered tolerant against As exposure through the activation of defense mechanisms. Therefore, this(More)
Effect of nitric oxide (NO) in mitigating stress induced by arsenic (As) was assessed in Pistia stratiotes, with NO supplied as sodium nitroprusside (SNP). Plants were exposed to four treatments: control, SNP (0.1 mg L(-1)), As (1.5 mg L(-1)), As + SNP (1.5 and 0.1 mg L(-1)), for seven days (analyses of growth, absorption of As and mineral nutrients) and(More)
In excess, iron can induce the production and accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), causing oxidative stress. The objective of this work was to evaluate the impact of toxic concentrations of iron (Fe) on the antioxidative metabolism of young Eugenia uniflora plants. Forty-five-day-old plants grown in Hoagland nutrient solution, pH 5.0, were treated(More)
High arsenic (As) concentrations are toxic to all the living organisms and the cellular response to this metalloid requires the involvement of cell signaling agents, such as nitric oxide (NO). The As toxicity and NO signaling were analyzed in Pistia stratiotes leaves. Plants were exposed to four treatments, for 24 h: control; SNP [sodium nitroprusside (NO(More)
Frequent exposure to cadmium (Cd) in low doses is common; however, the long-lasting effects of this exposure are still poorly understood. Therefore in this study we have evaluated long-lasting hepatic morphofunctional adaptations in rats exposed to low and moderate doses of Cd. Five experimental groups were tested: control (0.9% saline) and other four(More)
The natural environment of plants is composed of a complex set of abiotic stresses and their ability to respond to these stresses is highly flexible and finely balanced through the interaction between signaling molecules. In this review, we highlight the integrated action between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS),(More)
Received on 14/06/2013 and accepted on 03/03/2015 1 This work is part of the dissertation of the first author. 2 Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil. daiane.santos@ufv.br 3 Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil. marli.cupertino.vet@gmail.com 4 Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil.(More)
Aluminum-induced citric acid (CA) root secretion is a widely accepted mechanism to explain Al-resistance in maize. Nonetheless, several aspects of this mechanism remain controversial. In this study, we used paclobutrazol (PBZ), a plant growth retardant, to gain new insights into the relationship between Δ5-sterol composition, membrane permeability, (PM)(More)