Effect of atrazine on glutathione levels, glutathione s-transferase and glutathione reductase activities in pea and wheat plants

https://doi.org/10.17221/1352-PPSCitation:Miteva L.P.-., Ivanov S.V., Alexieva V.S., Karanov E.N. (2004): Effect of atrazine on glutathione levels, glutathione s-transferase and glutathione reductase activities in pea and wheat plants. Plant Protect. Sci., 40: 160-20.
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Changes were studied in the endogenous level of glutathione (total and oxidised), and in the amount of free thiol groups as caused by the herbicide atrazine on two species of plants with different sensitivity to it. The activities of two enzymes related to glutathione metabolism (glutathione reductase and glutathione S-transferase) were also determined. The application of the herbicide on leaf increased the levels of total and oxidised glutathione in pea and wheat plants. Increased activity glutathione S-transferase in wheat plants was found.

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