Effects of selenium from the seed on antioxidant defense system in Triticale aestivum seedlings

D. Prvulovic, R. Kastori, I. Kadar

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Triticale seeds with different content of selenium (Se) were germinated and Se remobilisation into above ground part of plants and its effects on dry matter of seedlings were investigated. The activities of superoxide dismutase, catalase, peroxidase and gluthatione peroxidase, soluble protein content, lipid peroxidation and accumulation of reactive oxygen species were also measured. The oxidative stress found at the elevated Se content resulted in reduced dry matter, increased reactive oxygen species production and altered activities of all measured enzymes. This result indicates that the remobilisation of Se from seed tissues during germination and early growth in seedlings was intensive and that toxicity of Se can be attributed to its pro-oxidative effects in triticale plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-442
Number of pages7
JournalOxidation Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 30 2010



  • Enzymes
  • Oxidative stress
  • Reactive oxygen species
  • Triticale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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