Contribution of phytochelatins to cadmium tolerance in peanut plants.

  title={Contribution of phytochelatins to cadmium tolerance in peanut plants.},
  author={Eliana Bianucci and Juan Sobrino-Plata and Ram{\'o}n O. Carpena-Ruiz and Mar{\'i}a Del Carmen Tordable and Adriana Fabra and Luis E Hern{\'a}ndez and Stella Castro},
  journal={Metallomics : integrated biometal science},
  volume={4 10},
Cadmium (Cd) is a well known heavy metal considered as one of the most toxic metals on Earth, affecting all viable cells that are exposed even at low concentration. It is introduced to agricultural soils mainly by phosphate fertilizers and causes many toxic symptoms in cells. Phytochelatins (PCs) are non-protein thiols which are involved in oxidative stress protection and are strongly induced by Cd. In this work, we analyzed metal toxicity as well as PCs implication on protection of peanut… CONTINUE READING