Pal, A.K. and Acharya, Karan and Vats, S K and Kumar, Sanjay and Ahuja, Paramvir Singh (2012) Over-expression of PaSOD in transgenic potato enhances photosynthetic performance under drought. Journal of Biologia Plantarum. pp. 1-6.

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Drought stress enhances the production of superoxide radical (O2 ˙¯) and superoxide dismutase catalyses dismutation of it to H2O2 and O2, and hence provides a first line of defense against oxidative stress. Over-expression of a cytosolic copper-zinc superoxide dismutase, cloned from Potentilla atrosanguinea (PaSOD), in potato (Solanum tuberosum ssp. tuberosum L. cv. Kufri Sutlej) resulted in enhanced net photosynthetic rates (PN) and stomatal conductance (gs) compared to that in the wild type (WT) plants under control (irrigated) as well as drought stress conditions. Drought stress declined leaf water potential, PN, gs, photosystem II activity and chlorophyll content, but increased proline and O2 ˙¯ contents, more in WT than transgenic potato plants (SS5). The significantly higher SOD activity in SS5 coincided well with lower O2 ˙¯ content, suggesting its role in maintaining higher gs and PN in transgenic potato plants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: net photosynthetic rate, ROS, Solanum tuberosum, stomatal conductance, superoxide dismutase.
Subjects: Plant sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2013 06:14
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2013 06:14

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