Involvement of cytosolic ascorbate peroxidase and Cu/Zn-superoxide dismutase for improved tolerance against drought stress.

@article{Faize2011InvolvementOC,
  title={Involvement of cytosolic ascorbate peroxidase and Cu/Zn-superoxide dismutase for improved tolerance against drought stress.},
  author={Mohamed Faize and Lorenzo Burgos and Lydia Faize and Abel Piqueras and Emilio Nicol{\'a}s and Gregorio Barba-Esp{\'i}n and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Clemente-Moreno and Rosal{\'i}a Alcobendas and Timothy S. Artlip and J. A. Hernandez},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2011},
  volume={62 8},
  pages={2599-613}
}
In order to understand the role of cytosolic antioxidant enzymes in drought stress protection, transgenic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum cv. Xanthi) plants overexpressing cytosolic Cu/Zn-superoxide dismutase (cytsod) (EC 1.15.1.1) or ascorbate peroxidase (cytapx) (EC 1.11.1.1) alone, or in combination, were produced and tested for tolerance against mild water stress. The results showed that the simultaneous overexpression of Cu/Znsod and apx or at least apx in the cytosol of transgenic tobacco… CONTINUE READING