Impacts of acute ozone stress on superoxide dismutase (SOD) expression and reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation in rice leaves.

Tropospheric ozone is an air pollutant harmful to plants and animals. Its rapid increase at the ground surface has raised serious concern over damage to the quality and yield of agricultural crops. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are formed in plant cells when that are exposed to a high concentration of ozone, and the ROS are thought to alter gene expression… CONTINUE READING