Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment




Vol 4, Issue 2,2006
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255


Peroxidase activity (POX) in some cucurbits under the stress of mercury and lead


Author(s):

Aisha S. Khan *, Najma Y. Chaudhry

Recieved Date: 2005-11-18, Accepted Date: 2006-04-09

Abstract:

Peroxidase (POX) activity in Cucumis sativus L., Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Standl., Luffa cylindrica L. and Momordica charantia L. was studied under the stress of mercuric chloride and lead nitrate. High level of peroxidase activity was detected in all tissues when compared with the controls, roots having the highest activity. The high POX activity observed in tissues treated with both heavy metals (Hg and Pb) might indicate the initiation of disruption in biochemical processes. Generally it can be concluded that heavy metals cause severe stress to plants leading to highly effective defence reactions.

Keywords:

Cucumis sativus L., Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Standl, lead, Luffa cylindrica L., mercury, Momordica charantia L.


Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2006
Volume: 4
Issue: 2
Category: Environment
Pages: 274-276


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