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Effects of silicon on plant resistance to environmental stresses: review

T. Balakhnina
  • Institute of Basic Biological Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow Region, 142290, Russia
/ A. Borkowska
  • Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academ of Science, Doświadczalna 4, 20-290 Lublin 27, Poland
  • :
Published Online: 2013-04-20 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10247-012-0089-4

Abstract

The role of exogenous silicon in enhancing plant resistance to various abiotic stressors: salinity, drought, metal toxicities and ultraviolet radiation are presented. The data on possible involvement of silicon in reducing the reactive oxygen species generation, intensity of lipid peroxidation, and in some cases, increasing the activity of enzymes of the reactive oxygen species detoxificators: superoxide dismutase, ascorbate peroxidase, glutathione reductase, guaiacol peroxidase and catalase are analyzed.

Keywords : plant resistance; stress conditions; silicon; antioxidant enzymes

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Published Online: 2013-04-20

Published in Print: 2013-03-01


Citation Information: International Agrophysics. Volume 27, Issue 2, Pages 225–232, ISSN (Print) 0236-8722, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10247-012-0089-4, April 2013

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