Defense responses of soybean roots during exposure to cadmium, excess of nitrogen supply and combinations of these stressors

@article{Konotop2012DefenseRO,
  title={Defense responses of soybean roots during exposure to cadmium, excess of nitrogen supply and combinations of these stressors},
  author={Yevheniia Konotop and Patrik M{\'e}sz{\'a}ros and Nadine Spiess and Veronika Mistr{\'i}kov{\'a} and Be{\'a}ta Pir{\vs}elov{\'a} and Jana Libantov{\'a} and Jana Morav{\vc}{\'i}kov{\'a} and Nataliya Taran and Pavol Hauptvogel and Ildik{\'o} Matu{\vs}{\'i}kov{\'a}},
  journal={Molecular Biology Reports},
  year={2012},
  volume={39},
  pages={10077-10087}
}
Heavy metal pollution is a serious environmental problem in agricultural soils since the uptake of heavy metals by plants represents an entry point into the food chain and is influenced by the form and amount of nitrogen (N) fertilization. Here we studied the defense responses in soybean roots exposed to ions of cadmium (applied as 50 mg l−1 Cd2+) when combined with an excessive dose of N in form of NH4NO3. Our data indicate that despite of stunted root growth, several stress symptoms typically… CONTINUE READING