Effects of salicylic acid pre-treatment on cadmium and/or UV-B stress in soybean seedlings

@article{Li2013EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of salicylic acid pre-treatment on cadmium and/or UV-B stress in soybean seedlings},
  author={Xiang Li and Loretta Ma and Ning Bu and Ya Ying Li and Li Hong Zhang},
  journal={Biologia Plantarum},
  year={2013},
  volume={58},
  pages={195-199}
}
The present study examined the effect of salicylic acid (SA) pre-treatment on soybean seedlings exposed to cadmium and/or UV-B stress. Dry mass, pigment content, net photosynthetic rate (PN), stomatal conductance (gs), and transpiration rate (E) were decreased by the Cd and/or UV-B stress. SA alleviated the adverse effects of Cd and/or UV-B on growth, pigment content, PN, and gs, but did not mitigate the inhibitory effect of Cd/UV-B on E, or that of Cd on chlorophyll fluorescence parameters. Cd… CONTINUE READING