THE EFFECT OF CADMIUM EXCESS ON LIPID PEROXIDATION AND ANTIOXIDANT DEFENCE SYSTEM IN WHEAT SEEDLINGS

Authors

  • Gheorghe Matei Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, University of Craiova
  • Cristina Babeanu Department of Chemistry, University of Craiova, 165 Calea Bucuresti, Craiova, Romania; Tel/fax: +400251597048
  • Marin Soare Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, University of Craiova
  • Oana Felicia Birzanu Master student, Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, University of Craiova -Biodiversity and ecosystem conservation

Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate the changes in some biochemical indices and the changes in antioxidant enzyme activities in wheat seedlings in presence of different amounts of cadmium. Two varieties of wheat were studied (Triticum aestivum L.cv. Dropia and cv. Alex) Obtained results illustrate that cadmium uptake was positively correlated with antioxidant enzyme activities, lipid peroxidation, proline and phenols content. Measurement of oxidoreductase activity, especially peroxidase and studied biochemical indices might be used as biomarkers to asses the phytotoxicity for wheat grown on cadmium contaminated media.
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2014-08-21

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Working Group 1: Plant Cultivation and Animal Growing Technologies