Involvement of nitrate reductase-dependent nitric oxide production in magnetopriming-induced salt tolerance in soybean.

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Summary of "Involvement of nitrate reductase-dependent nitric oxide production in magnetopriming-induced salt tolerance in soybean."

In the present study, experiments were performed to investigate the role of nitric oxide (NO) in magnetopriming-induced seed germination and early growth characteristics of soybean (Glycine max) seedlings under salt stress. The NO donor (sodium nitroprusside, SNP), NO scavenger (2-[4-carboxyphenyl]-4,4,5,5-tetramethylimidazoline-1-oxyl-3-oxide, CPTIO), inhibitors of nitrate reductase (sodium tungstate, ST) or NO synthase (N-nitro-L-Arg-methyl ester, LNAME) and NADPH oxidase inhibitor (diphenylene iodonium, DPI) have been used to measure the role of NO in alleviation of salinity stress by static magnetic field (SMF of 200 mT, 1 h). Salt stress (50 mM NaCl) significantly reduced germination and early growth of seedlings emerged from non-primed seeds. Pre-treatment of seeds with SMF positively stimulated the germination and consequently promoted seedling growth. ST, LNAME, CPTIO and DPI significantly decreased the growth of seedling, activities of α-amylase, protease and nitrate reductase (NR), hydrogen peroxide (H O ), superoxide (O ) and NO content in roots of seedlings emerged from non-primed and SMF-primed seeds. However, the extent of reduction was higher with ST in seedlings of SMF-primed seeds under both the conditions; whereas SNP promoted all the studied parameters. Moreover, the generation of NO was also confirmed microscopically using a membrane permanent fluorochrome (4-5-diaminofluorescein diacetate [DAF-2 DA]). Further, analysis showed that SMF enhanced the NR activity and triggered the NO production and NR was maximally decreased by ST as compared to LNAME, CPTIO and DPI. Thus, in addition to ROS, NO might be one of the important signalling molecules in magnetopriming-induced salt tolerance in soybean and NR may be responsible for SMF-triggered NO generation in roots of soybean. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.


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Name: Physiologia plantarum
ISSN: 1399-3054


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