Effect of pyrethroid insecticides on the photosynthetic activity of pea mesophyll protoplasts

Tamás Rózsavölgyi, Ferenc Horváth

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Abstract

Pyrethroids are plant protecting substances whose effects on treated plants are widely monitored with often conflicting results. Field experiments showed no alteration in photosynthetic rates by a synthetic pyrethroid permethrin (Haile et al. 1999), while other studies showed an inhibition in PSII reactions by the halogen side of the molecules, and suggested QA as a target site of interaction, like in the case of urea-type herbicides (Bader and Schuler 1996). In order to clarify these opposing observations, photosynthetic effects of pyrethroids were re-tested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-235
Number of pages3
JournalActa Biologica Szegediensis
Volume52
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008

Keywords

  • Mesophyll protoplasts
  • Microscopy PAM
  • Oxygen evolution
  • Pyrethroid insecticides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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