Pretreatment of seed with H2O2 improves salt tolerance of wheat seedlings by alleviation of oxidative damage and expression of stress proteins.

@article{Wahid2007PretreatmentOS,
  title={Pretreatment of seed with H2O2 improves salt tolerance of wheat seedlings by alleviation of oxidative damage and expression of stress proteins.},
  author={Abdul Wahid and Mubaraka Perveen and Sadia Gelani and Shahzad Maqsood Ahmed Basra},
  journal={Journal of plant physiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={164 3},
  pages={283-94}
}
Increased salinity is a stringent problem to crop production while seed pretreatment can effectively induce salt tolerance in plants. Hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)), a stress signal molecule, was evaluated as seed treatment to produce the metabolic changes, which could lead to improved salt tolerance in wheat. Soaking in 1, 40, 80 and 120 microM H(2)O(2) revealed a low penetration, reaching maximum at 5h (2.58+/-0.23 micro mol g(-1) fresh seeds at 120 microM) and declining thereafter to the level… CONTINUE READING
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