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Phenolic compounds and their antioxidant activity in plants growing under heavy metal stress

  title={Phenolic compounds and their antioxidant activity in plants growing under heavy metal stress},
  author={Anna Michalak},
  journal={Polish Journal of Environmental Studies},
  • A. Michalak
  • Published 2006
  • Chemistry
  • Polish Journal of Environmental Studies
as a consequence of industrial development, the environment is increasingly polluted with heavy met - als.�Plantspossesshomeostaticmechanismsthatallowthemtokeepcorrectconcentrationsofessential� metalionsincellularcompartmentsandtominimizethedamagingeffectsofanexcessofnonessential� ones. one of their adverse effects on plants is the generation of harmful active oxygen species, leading to oxidativestress.�Besidesthewell-studiedantioxidantsystemsconsistingoflow-molecularantioxidantsand� specific… 

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