Yadav , S K and Mohanpuria, P (2009) Responses of Camellia sinensis cultivars to Cu and Al stress. Biologia Plantarum, 53. pp. 737-740.

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The response of Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze cultivars Chinary and Assamica to Cu and Al stresses was investigated. Exposure to 100 μM CuSO4 or 100 μM AlCl3 led to accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) more in Assamica than in Chinary. Proline content was higher in Chinary compared to Assamica, while chlorophyll and protein contents decreased upon Cu and Al exposure in both the cultivars. Expression of glutathione biosynthetic enzymes γ-glutamylcysteinyl synthetase (γ-ECS) and glutathione synthetase (GSHS) was elevated. Phytochelatin synthase (PCS), an enzyme involved in phytochelatins synthesis by using glutathione as a substrate was up-regulated at its transcript level more in Chinary than in Assamica. These results suggest that Chinary could be more tolerant than Assamica.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: gene expression, glutathione metabolic enzymes, oxidative stress, proline, tea.
Subjects: Plant Biotechnology
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2012 10:23
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2012 07:25
URI: http://ihbt.csircentral.net/id/eprint/274

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