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As sessile organisms, plants are unable to escape from the many abiotic and biotic factors that cause a departure from optimal conditions of growth and development. Low temperature represents one of the most harmful abiotic stresses affecting temperate plants. These species have adapted to seasonal variations in temperature by adjusting their metabolism(More)
Concurrently with cold-induced disintegration of microtubular structures in the cytoplasm, gradual tubulin accumulation was observed in a progressively growing proportion of interphase nuclei in tobacco BY-2 cells. This intranuclear tubulin disappeared upon rewarming. Simultaneously, new microtubules rapidly emerged from the nuclear periphery and(More)
Changes in cell viability, proliferation, cell and nuclear morphology including nuclear and DNA fragmentation induced by 0.05 and 1 mM CdSO4 (Cd2+) in tobacco BY-2 cell line (Nicotiana tabacum L.) were studied in the course of 7 days. Simultaneously changes in endogenous contents of both free and conjugated forms of polyamines (PAs) were investigated for 3(More)
Aluminum (Al) is a major factor that limits plant growth in acid soils. It causes a cessation of root growth and changes in root morphology suggesting a role of the root cytoskeleton as a target of Al-toxicity. Here we report a rapid effect of Al on the microtubular cytoskeleton of the suspension tobacco cell lines BY-2 and VBI-0. Viability studies showed(More)
The accumulation of cold-induced dehydrin and proline was related to the frost tolerance (FT) in several Brassica species or cultivars. A dehydrin of molecular mass 47 kDa was detected in the leaves of an Ethiopian mustard (B. carinata) and a pair of dehydrins of similar molecular mass in the three (two winter, one spring) oilseed rape (B. napus) cultivars,(More)
Winter barley is an economically important cereal crop grown in higher latitudes and altitudes where low temperatures represent an important environmental constraint limiting crop productivity. In this study changes in proteome of leaves and crowns in a frost tolerant winter barley cv. Luxor in relation to short and long term periods of cold followed by a(More)
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