Lead (Pb)-Inhibited Radicle Emergence in Brassica campestris Involves Alterations in Starch-Metabolizing Enzymes

  title={Lead (Pb)-Inhibited Radicle Emergence in Brassica campestris Involves Alterations in Starch-Metabolizing Enzymes},
  author={Harminder Pal Singh and Gurpreet Kaur and Daizy Rani Batish and Ravinder Kumar Kohli},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
Lead (Pb) is a toxic heavy metal released into the natural environment and known to cause oxidative damage and alter antioxidant mechanism in plants. However, not much is known about the interference of Pb with the biochemical processes and carbohydrate metabolism during seed germination. We, therefore, investigated the effect of Pb (50–500 μM) upon biochemical alterations in germinating seeds (at 24-h stage) of Brassica campestris L. Pb treatment significantly enhanced protein and carbohydrate… CONTINUE READING


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