THE EFFECTS OF CADMIUM ON THE ANTIOXIDATIVE RESPONSES OF LEAVES OF Brassica oleracea L. var. acephala


Demir E., Özdener Kömpe Y.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.24, no.12C, pp.4729-4737, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 12C
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.4729-4737
  • Keywords: Brassica oleracea L. var. acephala, cadmium, heavy metal stress, antioxidant enzymes, non-enzymatic antioxidants, LIPID-PEROXIDATION, GLUTATHIONE-REDUCTASE, SUPEROXIDE-DISMUTASE, METAL ACCUMULATION, HYDROGEN-PEROXIDE, ENZYME-ACTIVITIES, CAMPESTRIS L., STRESS, TOLERANCE, ASCORBATE
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In this study, Brassica oleracea L. var. acephala seedlings were treated with different cadmium (Cd) concentrations (100, 200 ve 400 mu g g(-1)) for 15 days. At the end of the treatment, the effects of Cd on the pigment content, lipid peroxidation, enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants were investigated in leaves. In addition, Cd content in leaves and roots were determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometer.