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Changes in activity of Enzymes Involved in Maintaining ROS in ground nut during Salt Stress

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara-390 002, INDIA
  • 2Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara-390 002, INDIA
  • 3Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara-390 002, INDIA
  • 4Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara-390 002, INDIA

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 2, Issue (5), Pages 1-6, May,8 (2014)

Abstract

Soil salinity is of great concern for agriculturalists as crop production is affected drastically. Understanding the biochemical changes that occur due to salt stress can help scientists decipher approaches to combat it. Ground nut is an important cash crop grown in Gujarat, a state with the longest coast line in India. Increase sea water ingression into land has detrimental effect on groundnut productivity. Salt stress in plants results in various changes, chief among which are a disruption in the oxidant/antioxidant balance. This balance is maintained due to the activity of enzymes like peroxidase, catalase and the extent of damage can be gauged by assessing the levels of hydrogen peroxide. In this study we report the biochemical changes seen in enzymes peroxidase, catalase and also monitor the levels of hydrogen peroxide at different concentrations of salt.

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