Selective induction of glutathione S-transferase subunits in wheat plants exposed to the herbicide acifluorfen

Sophie Pascal, Gábor Gullner, Tamás Kömives, René Scalla

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Exposure to the herbicide acifluorfen resulted in marked increase of glutathione S-transferase (GST) enzyme activity in wheat seedlings, primarily in shoot tissues. From the six major, constitutively expressed GST subunits found in untreated wheat shoots subunits 2 and 3 were selectively induced by acifluorfen. No new subunit could be detected. The induced subunits belong to those GST isoenzymes, which metabolize diphenyl ether herbicides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-39
Number of pages3
JournalZeitschrift fur naturforschung - section c journal of biosciences
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000



  • Acifluorfen
  • Glutathione S-Transferase
  • Herbicide
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Wheat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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