Induction of glutathione reductase enzyme activity by β-aminobutyric acid in plant leaves

G. Gullner, I. Sirály

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Abstract

Treatment of pea and tobacco leaf discs with the resistance inducer DL- β-amino-n-butyric acid (BABA) led to a substantial induction of glutathione reductase (GR, E.C. 1.6.4.2.) enzyme activity. After exposure to 1 mM BABA for 96 hrs, the GR activities were 3.2-fold and 2.9-fold higher in pea and tobacco leaf discs, respectively, than GR activities in untreated controls. Elevated GR levels may contribute to the antioxidative protection of plants during pathogen attack.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-613
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Environmental Science and Health - Part B Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Pollution

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