Proteolytic system in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) leaves under cadmium stress.

@article{Pena2006ProteolyticSI,
  title={Proteolytic system in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) leaves under cadmium stress.},
  author={L B Pena and Laura A. Pasquini and Mar{\'i}a Luj{\'a}n Tomaro and Susana M. Gallego},
  journal={Plant science : an international journal of experimental plant biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={171 4},
  pages={531-7}
}
The effect of oxidative stress induced by cadmium on growth parameters and on the balance between protein synthesis and degradation was studied in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) leaves. Plants were germinated for 10 days and then transferred to hydroponic medium devoid (control) or containing 100, 200 and 300μM CdCl2. Analyses were performed between days 0 and 4 of Cd-treatment. All Cd(2+) concentrations significantly reduced leaf area and, fresh and dry weight, but leaf relative water… CONTINUE READING

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