Journal of Plant Physiology

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Rafaela Amaral dos Reis, Sophie Hendrix, Miguel Pedro Mourato, Luísa Louro Martins, Jaco Vangronsveld, Ann Cuypers The commonly used Arabidopsis thaliana natural accessions Columbia (Col-0) and Wassilewskija (Ws) are known to differ in their metal sensitivity, with Col-0 being more sensitive to copper (Cu) and cadmium (Cd) than Ws. As both Cu and Cd are known to affect Cu homeostasis,...
Fri, 04/16/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Alisdair R. Fernie, Uwe Sonnewald A recent paper by the group of Chengcai Chu (Liu et al., 2021b) perfectly exemplifies approaches by which modern plant biology can offer solutions towards a more sustainable low input agriculture. Nitrogen use efficiency is a trait much studied by plant scientists with many genomic regions and indeed genes underlying this trait having been uncovered to...
Fri, 09/18/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Vijakhana Pilaisangsuree, Piyanuch Anuwan, Kanitha Supdensong, Pimpimon Lumpa, Anupan Kongbangkerd, Apinun Limmongkon Plants counteract Cd toxicity by activating cellular stress responses. The simultaneous exogenous application of methyl jasmonate (MeJA) and methyl-β-cyclodextrin (CD) before Cd exposure improved the response of Arachis hypogaea hairy root culture to the unfavourable...
Wed, 08/19/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Daowei Zhang, Fang Dong, Ya Zhang, Yanlan Huang, Chaofan Zhang Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) possess great application prospects due to their low cadmium (Cd) concentration within their storage roots despite growth on Cd-polluted fields. The mechanisms of low Cd accumulation in storage root is not entirely clear. We found that the blocking effect of Cd uptake in the root absorption...
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Jozef Kováčik, Giuseppe Micalizzi, Sławomir Dresler, Magdalena Wójciak-Kosior, Emanuela Ragosta, Luigi Mondello Responses of common medicinal herb Matricaria chamomilla to short-term cadmium (Cd) exposure (48 h) alone or in combination with nitric oxide (NO) scavenger (PTIO) or donor (SNP) were studied. Modulators revealed expected impact on NO formation (depletion under PTIO but...
Fri, 06/12/2020 - 06:05
Author(s): Miroslav Pernis, Ludovit Skultety, Viktor Shevchenko, Katarina Klubicova, Namik Rashydov, Maksym Danchenko Ionizing radiation is a genotoxic anthropogenic stressor. It can cause heritable changes in the plant genome, which can be either adaptive or detrimental. There is still considerable uncertainty about the effects of chronic low-intensity doses since earlier studies reported...
Sun, 02/09/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Dongxu Li, Shuhui Xiao, Wen-Na Ma, Zhongping Peng, Dawood Khan, Qian Yang, Xinxun Wang, Xiangying Kong, Baige Zhang, En Yang, Zed Rengel, Jianmin Wang, Xiuming Cui, Qi ChenAbstractPanax notoginseng is a traditional medicinal herb in China. However, the high capacity of its roots to accumulate cadmium (Cd) poses a potential risk to human health. Our previous study showed that nitrate...
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Aya Iwabuchi, Nonoka Katte, Mizuki Suwa, Junya Goto, Hideyuki InuiAbstractContamination with persistent organic pollutants (POPs) has become a worldwide concern owing to their the toxicity to humans and wildlife. Pumpkin, cucumber, and squash (Cucurbitaceae) accumulate POPs in their shoots in concentrations higher than those in non-cucurbits; to elucidate the underlying molecular...
Tue, 10/01/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Bulat Kuluev, Elena Mikhaylova, Alexander Ermoshin, Svetlana Veselova, Anastasia Tugbaeva, Gulnar Gumerova, Karina Gainullina, Evgenia ZaikinaAbstractA small family of ARGOS genes encodes transmembrane proteins that act as negative regulators of ethylene signaling. Recent studies show that ARGOS genes are involved in the regulation of plant growth under the influence of stress factors...