Effect of salicylic acid during heavy metal stress

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The effect of salicylic acid (SA) on Cd-induced stress was investigated in young maize (hybrid Norma) plants. When SA and Cd were applied simultaneously, the damage was less pronounced than without SA. However, SA treatment itself also caused oxidative stress and damage to the root system, and inhibited the phytochelatin synthase enzyme, so when the SA treatment was used before the Cd stress, it accelerated the damaging effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-120
Number of pages2
JournalActa Biologica Szegediensis
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002


  • Cadmium
  • Phytochelatin
  • Salicylic acid
  • Zea mays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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