Aluminium effect on nitrate assimilation in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) roots

@article{Jerzykiewicz2001AluminiumEO,
  title={Aluminium effect on nitrate assimilation in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) roots},
  author={Jolanta Jerzykiewicz},
  journal={Acta Physiologiae Plantarum},
  year={2001},
  volume={23},
  pages={213-219}
}
In vivo effect of aluminium on nitrate uptake and reduction by cucumber seedlings was investigated. The high-performance liquid chromatography was used to analyse the rate of nitrate uptake. Low (0.5 mM) concentration of AlCl3 in the nutrient solution stimulated nitrate uptake during the first 3 h. On the other hand, 6 h exposure of the cucumber seedlings to 1 or 5 mM of AlCl3 resulted in inhibition of nitrate uptake and at 5 mM concentration of AlCl3 the efflux of nitrate was observed… CONTINUE READING