Chitosan enhances leaf membrane stability and antioxidant enzyme activities in apple seedlings under drought stress

  title={Chitosan enhances leaf membrane stability and antioxidant enzyme activities in apple seedlings under drought stress},
  author={Feng Mei Yang and Jingjiang Hu and Jianlong Li and Xiaoling Wu and Yurong Qian},
  journal={Plant Growth Regulation},
Chitosan is a cationic marine polysaccharide with unique bioactive properties that make it an effective scavenger of reactive oxygen species. Chitosan application has been suggested as an aid for reducing oxidative injury caused by drought stress in crop plants. In order to confirm the antioxidant effects of exogenous chitosan, cell membrane stability and antioxidant enzyme activities were analyzed in leaves of apple seedlings placed under a period of drought stress. Pretreatment of apple… CONTINUE READING
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