Measuring NO production by plant tissues and suspension cultured cells.

@article{Vteek2008MeasuringNP,
  title={Measuring NO production by plant tissues and suspension cultured cells.},
  author={Jan V{\'i}te{\vc}ek and Vilem Reinohl and Russell L. Jones},
  journal={Molecular plant},
  year={2008},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={270-84}
}
We describe an inexpensive and reliable detector for measuring NO emitted in the gas phase from plants. The method relies on the use of a strong oxidizer to convert NO to NO2 and subsequent capture of NO2 by a Griess reagent trap. The set-up approaches the sensitivity for NO comparable to that of instruments based on chemiluminescence and photoacoustic detectors. We demonstrate the utility of our set-up by measuring NO produced by a variety of well established plant sources. NO produced by… CONTINUE READING