Effect of cadmium and titanium-ascorbate stress on biological active compounds in wheat seedlings

Kornélia Leskó, Éva Stefanovits-Bányai, István Pais, Livia Simon-Sarkadi

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The effect of cadmium (Cd) and combined Cd and titanium (Ti)-ascorbate was examined on wheat seedlings (Triticum aestivum L.). The one-week-old hydroponically-grown seedlings of wheat were exposed to Cd2+(10-7M, 10-3M) and Cd2+(10-7M, 10-3M)+Ti-ascorbate (5μgL-1) stresses. The stress effects were followed by changes in free amino acid and polyamine contents and the peroxidase enzyme activity in roots and shoots. The results showed significant differences between the two plant organs (root and shoot) with respect to the biochemical response to the applied stress. Titanium-ascorbate treatment seemed to reduce the negative effects of heavy metal damage in wheat seedlings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2571-2581
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Plant Nutrition
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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