Gratão, Priscila L. and Polle, Andrea and Lea, Peter J. and Azevedo, Ricardo A. (2005) Making the life of heavy metal-stressed plants a little easier. Functional Plant Biology, 32 (6). pp. 481-494. ISSN 1445-4408Full text not available from this repository.
The contamination of soils and water with metals has created a major environmental problem, leading to considerable losses in plant productivity and hazardous health effects. Exposure to toxic metals can intensify the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are continuously produced in both unstressed and stressed plants cells. Some of the ROS species are highly toxic and must be detoxified by cellular stress responses, if the plant is to survive and grow. The aim of this review is to assess the mode of action and role of antioxidants in protecting plants from stress caused by the presence of heavy metals in the environment.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Functional Plant Biology|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||antioxidant enzymes ; heavy metals ; oxidative stress ; phytochelatin ; phytotoxicity ; reactive oxygen species.|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||21 Jul 2008 14:44|
|Last Modified:||03 Nov 2015 13:43|
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