Lazaros Symeonidis

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The effect of excess Ni (1 mM Ni) on wheat plants as well as the role of Ca (1 mM Ni+5000 microM Ca) for amelioration of toxicity and recovery of growth and photosynthesis in Ni-stressed wheat was evaluated. Growth, nutrient status (Ca, Mg, Fe, K, Na), and photosynthesis showed a distinct decrease strictly related to the period of treatment. Calcium(More)
An endonuclease was isolated from 5 days old Agropyron elongatum 8x = Elytrigia turcica McGuire seedlings. The enzyme was purified by means of ammonium sulfate fractionation, DEAE-cellulose and Heparin Sepharose column. The final preparation, named nuclease A, gave a single band after silver staining had followed SDS-electrophoresis that was identified with(More)
Endogenous protein phosphorylation, DNase and RNase electrophoretic patterns, and the detection of NDP-kinases by TLC (Thin Layer Chromatography) were performed in Thinopyrum ponticum (2n=10x=70), Triticum aestivum (2n=6x=42), and their hybrid seedlings in order to accomplish intergeneric hybridization. Octoploid intergeneric hybrids (2n=8x=56) were(More)
The influence of increasing concentrations of copper, zinc, lead, nickel, chromium and cadmium on 14-day-old seedlings of wheat (Triticum aestivum L. cv. Vergina) was studied. Plants were grown in 1/10 strength Rorison’s nutrient solution with increasing concentrations of each of the metals added separately. The toxicity of metals depressed shoot growth but(More)
Lead and zinc tolerant genotypes ofHolcus lanatus L. were grown in culture solution at different cadmium, lead and zinc concentrations, and combinations. In all treatments, an increased inhibition of root length with increasing concentrations of heavy metals was observed. Growth of genotype 1 was better than that of genotype 2 in all treatments, suggesting(More)
Two isoforms of NDPKs (diphosphonucleoside kinases: E.C. 2.7.4.6.) named S-NDPK-A and S-NDPK-B were separated and purified from shoots of Alyssum murale (19th day of growth), a nickel accumulator plant, by a four-step procedure involving ammonium sulphate precipitation and DEAE-sepharose and hydroxyapatite column chromatography. Shoot NDPKs underwent(More)
Low pH level (4.0) decreased leaf area and dry mass of shoot and root in comparison to 6.5 pH. Aluminium (Al) concentrations of 74–296 μmol L−1, added to five days old seedlings which were left to grow for two weeks, at pH level 4.0, increased leaf area, dry mass of shoot and root and chlorophyll content of leaves of a Greek melon variety (Cucumis melo L.).(More)
The esterase and peroxidase patterns in five varieties ofAegilops caudata (genome type C) andAe. comosa (genome type M) were studied in order to elucidate the phylogenetic relationships within and between the two groups. The electrostarch gel electrophoresis technique was applied to extracts of shoot and root of 4-day-old seedlings, and the(More)
Agropyron bessarabicum (2n = 14),A. rechingeri (2n = 28),A. junceiforme (2n = 28),A. elongatum (2n = 14),A. flaccidifolium (2n = 28) andA. scirpeum (2n = 28) were studied by isoelectric focusing of seed soluble proteins.—The protein profiles obtained from the six taxa showed a striking degree of similarity; typically they consist of 40 bands. No qualitative(More)
Plant yield of mycorrhizal and non-mycorrhizalFestuca rubra L. was linearly decreased with increasing zinc concentrations in nutrient solution. In all cases, non-mycorrhizal plant growth was significantly greater than that of mycorrhizal plants. Zinc and phosphorus concentrations of root and shoot of mycorrhizal plants were greater in all zinc treatments(More)