Physiological and biochemical responses of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) plants to polyamines under leadstress.

  • Mohamed A Seif El-Yazal Botany Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Fayoum University, 63514 Fayoum, Egypt


The distribution, growth, development and productivity of wheat plants are greatly affected by various abiotic stresses such asLead (Pb) stress which become one of the most abundant toxic metal in the earth crust.Under the three appliedpolyamine (PAs)applications, the efficiency of wheat plants to tolerate Pb2+ stress in terms of growth and yield characteristics was noticed tovarying degrees.The current study focused onthe impact of 2.0 mMlead (Pb2+) on growth and performanceofwheat plants before and after polyamine (PAs)applications.Results point out that, better growth andyield characteristics, chlorophyll "a" (Chl-a), chlorophyll "b" (Chl-b), soluble sugars, indolesand enzymatic antioxidants [i.e., peroxidase (POX), catalase (CAT), ascorbate peroxidase (ASOX), polyphenol oxidase (PPOX) and glutathione reductase (GR)] and the enzyme α-amylasecontents wereobtained with seed soaking in 0.25 mM Spm, 0.50 mM Spd or 1.0 mM Put than those generated with seed soaking in waterunder 2.0 mM Pb2+ stress. In contrast, the concentrationof endogenous Pb2+ were significantly reduced. Among all tested PAs, 1.0 mM Put showed the best resultsand thus is recommended, as seed soaking, for wheat to grow well under Pb2+ stress.

Keywords: Triticum aestivum, lead, polyamines, osmoprotectants, antioxidantenzyme, growtgrogrowthwthh, growth, yield


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