Effect of short-term and long-term low temperature stress on polyamine biosynthesis in wheat genotypes with varying degrees of frost tolerance

I. Rácz, M. Kovács, D. Lasztity, O. Veisz, G. Szalai, E. Páldi

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Abstract

Two series of experiments were carried out to examine the short- and long-term effects of low temperature on polyamine biosynthesis in wheat. In the first series, studies were made on the polyamine accumulation in the leaves, crowns and roots of winter wheat varieties with varying degrees of frost tolerance subjected to short-term low temperature stress (6 h, -2 °C). A marked accumulation of Put was observed. Agra accumulation was also examined and found comparable to that of Put. This suggests that Agm, which is an intermediate product of Put synthesis only in higher plants, may play an important rule during short-term cold treatment. The second series of experiments was aimed at discovering the effect of wheat chromosomes 5A and 7A, which contain major genes responsible for frost resistance, on the polyamine synthesis taking place in various parts of the seedlings during long periods of cold treatment, and especially on the alternative metabolic pathway present only in higher plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-373
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Plant Physiology
Volume148
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1996

Keywords

  • Cold stress
  • Triticum aestivum L.
  • frost tolerance
  • polyamines
  • wheat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science

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