Hemin-mediated alleviation of zinc, lead and chromium toxicity is associated with elevated photosynthesis, antioxidative capacity; suppressed metal uptake and oxidative stress in rice seedlings

@article{Chen2016HeminmediatedAO,
  title={Hemin-mediated alleviation of zinc, lead and chromium toxicity is associated with elevated photosynthesis, antioxidative capacity; suppressed metal uptake and oxidative stress in rice seedlings},
  author={Qin Chen and Xiaoyan Zhang and Yuanyuan Liu and Junyu Wei and Wenbiao Shen and Zhenguo Shen and Jin Lei Cui},
  journal={Plant Growth Regulation},
  year={2016},
  volume={81},
  pages={253-264}
}
In this study, we investigated the possible role of hemin in alleviating zinc (Zn), lead (Pb) and chromium (Cr) toxicity in rice seedlings grown hydroponically by analyzing the morphological and physiological parameters. Our results showed that exposure of rice seedlings to excess Zn, Pb or Cr could cause severe leaf chlorosis, inhibit photosynthetic… CONTINUE READING