Melatonin‐rich transgenic rice plants exhibit resistance to herbicide‐induced oxidative stress

@article{Park2013MelatoninrichTR,
  title={Melatonin‐rich transgenic rice plants exhibit resistance to herbicide‐induced oxidative stress},
  author={Sangkyu Park and Da-Eun Lee and Hyun Yong Jang and Yeong Byeon and Young Soon Kim and Kyoungwhan Back},
  journal={Journal of Pineal Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={54}
}
To examine whether melatonin‐rich plants can defend against oxidative stress, we subjected melatonin‐rich transgenic (MRT) rice plants to the singlet‐oxygen‐generating herbicide butafenacil. Both MRT and transgenic control (TC; expressing the vector only) rice seeds germinated and grew equally well in continuous dark on half‐strength Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium containing 0.1 μm butafenacil. However, after transferring the seedlings to light, the TCs rapidly necrotized, whereas the MRT… Expand
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