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Heavy metal hyperaccumulating plants: how and why do they do it? And what makes them so interesting?
The term "hyperaccumulator" describes a number of plants that belong to distantly related families, but share the ability to grow on metalliferous soils and to accumulate extraordinarily high amountsExpand
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Morphogenetic, ultrastructural and physiological damages suffered by submerged leaves of Elodea canadensis exposed to cadmium
Abstract Although bodies of water are a major vehicle for cadmium contamination, works dealing with submerged plants directly exposed to it are still very scarce. The aim of this research was toExpand
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Evidence for PSII donor-side damage and photoinhibition induced by cadmium treatment on rice (Oryza sativa L.).
The effects of cadmium (from 7.5 to 75 microM) on chloroplasts of rice were studied at the structural and biochemical level. Loss of pigments, reduction of thylakoids and decrease in oxygen evolutionExpand
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Cellulase and polygalacturonase involvement in the abscission of leaf and fruit explants of peach
Ethylene-induced abscission in leaf and fruit explants of peach involves different enzymes. In leaves abscission is accompanied by increased occurrence of cellulase forms differing in isoelectricExpand
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Polyphasic approach and typification of selected Phormidium strains (Cyanobacteria)
Cyanobacteria (phylum Cyanophyta/Cyanobacteria, class Cyanophyceae) are among the most widespread organisms and are able to adapt themselves to different extreme environments. These micro‐organismsExpand
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The Underwater Life of Secondarily Aquatic Plants: Some Problems and Solutions
The freshwater secondarily aquatic plants, most of which are higher plants, are those returned to the water environment after spending a period of time living on land. The readaptation to livingExpand
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Metal accumulation and damage in rice (cv. Vialone nano) seedlings exposed to cadmium
Abstract The effect of exposure to increasing cadmium concentrations was analyzed in rice seedlings (cv. Vialone nano). The highest Cd accumulation was found in roots, mostly in the apoplasticExpand
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Differential ethylene-inducible expression of cellulase in pepper plants
Ethylene promotes the abscission of leaves and the ripening of fruits in pepper plants, and in both events an increase in cellulase activity is observed. However, two enzyme isoforms (pI 7.2 and 8.5,Expand
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Impaired carotenogenesis can affect organization and functionality of etioplast membranes
The effects of impaired carotenogenesis on plastid membrane organization, functionality and stability were studied in etiolated barley plants grown at 20 and 30°C. The plants were treated withExpand
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