Vol.88, No.3, 2019, pp.253-260, doi:10.32604/phyton.2019.06143
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Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Responses of Barley Seedlings to Aluminum Stress
  • Xiaoqin Zhang, Tao Tong, Bin Tian, Yunxia Fang, Jiangjie Pan, Junjun Zheng and Dawei Xue*
College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, 310036, China.
Abstract
Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is one of the most Aluminum (Al) sensitive cereal species. In this study, the physiological, biochemical, and molecular response of barley seedlings to Al treatment was examined to gain insight into Al response and tolerance mechanisms. The results showed that superoxide dismutase (SOD), peroxidase (POD) and catalase (CAT) activity were inhibited to different degrees following Al exposure. The MDA content also significantly increased with increasing Al concentrations. SRAP results indicated significant differences between Al treatments and controls in terms of SRAP profile, and the genomic template stability (GTS) decreased with increasing Al concentration and duration. These integrative results help to elucidate the underlying mechanisms that the barley response to Al toxicity.
Keywords
Barley; Al stress; Antioxidant enzymes; SRAP (Sequence-related amplified polymorphism); GTS (Estimation of genomic template stability)
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Zhang,, X. (2019). Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Responses of Barley Seedlings to Aluminum Stress. Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, 88(3), 253–260.
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