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Research Article, J Plant Physiol Pathol Vol: 1 Issue: 4

Oxidative Stress Responsive Enzymes and Non-Enzymatic Components in Response to Excess Cadmium in Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan Mill) Cv. Upas

Pratima Sinha1*, Sharma YK1 and Shukla AK2
1Botany Department, Lucknow University, Lucknow, India
2Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Corresponding author : Pratima Sinha
Botany Department, Lucknow University Lucknow–226007, India
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Received: June 29, 2013 Accepted: October 08, 2013 Published: October 15, 2013
Citation: Sinha P, Sharma YK, Shukla AK (2013) Oxidative Stress Responsive Enzymes and Non-Enzymatic Components in Response to Excess Cadmium in Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan Mill) Cv. Upas. J Plant Physiol Pathol 1:4. doi:10.4172/2329-955X.1000112

Abstract

 Oxidative Stress Responsive Enzymes and Non-Enzymatic Components in Response to Excess Cadmium in Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan Mill) Cv. Upas

 

Heavy metal contamination of soils has markedly increased in the past two decades. The reduction in plant growth and crop production by excess heavy metals such as cadmium, cobalt, chromium, nickel and lead in contaminated soil is a worldwide agricultural problem. Hence Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan Mill) cv. Upas a very important pulse crop has been taken as a test plant. Pigeon pea developed visual symptoms of Cd toxicity in response to increasing level and duration of metal supply.

Keywords: Antioxidant enzymes; Cadmium; Oxidative stress; Non-enzymatic components; Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan mill)

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