24-Epibrassinolide ameliorates the effects of boron toxicity on Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh by activating an antioxidant system and decreasing boron accumulation
During the period of senescence of apricot leaves changes in photosynthetic pigment contents and in the activities of some antioxidant enzymes (superoxide dismutase, catalase, peroxidase and ascorbate peroxidase) were analysed. Significant changes in pigment contents were, in most cases, correlated with changes in activities of the antioxidant enzymes. Modifications in superoxide dismutase and catalase isoform patterns were also observed during the progression of senescence. Both enzyme activities and isoenzyme patterns proved to be genotype-dependent.