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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||PHYSIOLOGICAL CHANGES IN SEEDS AND ANTIOXIDANT METABOLISM OF LETTUCE SEEDLING EXPOSED TO THE ACTION OF Zantedeschia aethiopica Spreng. LEAF EXTRACT|
|Author:||Aumonde, Tiago Zanatta|
Martinazzo, Emanuela Garbin
do Amarante, Luciano
Villela, Francisco Amaral
de Moraes, Dario Munt
|Abstract:||This work aimed to evaluate the influence of different concentrations of Zantedeschia aethiopica Spreng. extract on the physiological performance of the seed and on the response of the antioxidant metabolism of lettuce seedlings. The treatments consisted of leaves extracts from Z. aethiopica at concentrations of 0, 6, 12, 25 and 50%. Germination, first germination count, germination speed and index, length of shoot and radicle, seedling total dry mass, chlorophyll content, activity of superoxide dismutase, catalase and ascorbarte peroxidase enzymes, lipid peroxidation, hydrogen peroxide quantification and seedling emergence, length of organs, and total dry mass of seedlings were evaluated. The percentage of germination, the length of the shoot and radicle of seedlings and the total dry mass of seedlings grown in the greenhouse were reduced as the concentration of the extract increased. There were increases of electrical conductivity, of superoxide dismutase, catalase and ascorbate peroxidadase enzymes and the amount of hydrogen peroxide and lipid peroxidation in seedlings with increasing extract concentration. The extract reduced the physiological quality of lettuce seeds and induced an increased production of hydrogen peroxide in seedlings, which increased the activity of antioxidant enzymes that were not effective in tissue detoxification, resulting in cellular damage and increased numbers of abnormal seedlings.|
|Citation:||Interciencia. Interciencia, v.37, n.11, p.845-851, 2012|
|Appears in Collections:||IB - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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