Effect of Cadmium on Peroxidase Isozyme in two Rice Cultivars

by Chen, Nan-ying

Abstract (Summary)
Cadmium-treated rice seeding (Oryza sativa L. cv. Taichung Native 1 and O. sativa L. cv. Tainung 67) showed inhibition in the growth of rice roots or leaves, and an enhancement in POX activity. In Tainung 67 cultivar, Cd treatment may have influence over cis-regulatory elements in POX promoter region and enhanced transcription of POX or enhance glycosylation of POX. The increase in POX activity induced by Cd might remove excess hydrogen peroxide serving a detoxifying role and synthesizing more lignin for protection. In Taichung Native 1 cultivar, high amounts of H2O2 accumulated in Cd-treated tissues could be due to the less amounts of POX induced by Cd. In response to Cd treatment, the Taichung Native 1 cultivar also synthesizes a little lignin, and is more Cd-sensitive. Therefore, the Tainung 67 cultivar is more tolerant to Cd than Taichung Native 1.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Ching-mei Hsu; Hao-Jen Huang; Zin-huang Liu

School:National Sun Yat-Sen University

School Location:China - Taiwan

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:peroxidase cadmium lignin hydrogen peroxide oryza sativa


Date of Publication:07/11/2006

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