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Frontiers of Agriculture in China

ISSN 1673-7334

ISSN 1673-744X(Online)

CN 11-5729/S

Front. Agric. China    2007, Vol. 1 Issue (3) : 308-314     DOI: 10.1007/s11703-007-0052-5
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Effects of exogenous nitric oxide on growth, active oxygen species metabolism, and photosynthetic characteristics in cucumber seedlings under NaCl stress
FAN Huaifu, GUO Shirong, JIAO Yansheng, ZHANG Runhua, LI Juan
College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China;
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Abstract The study was conducted by means of nutrient solution culture to investigate the effects of exogenous nitric oxide (NO) on growth of cucumber seedlings, active oxygen species metabolism and photosynthetic characteristics in cucumber leaves under 50 mmol/L NaCl stress. The results showed that 10–400 μmol/L exogenous sodium nitroprusside (SNP), especially 100 μmol/L SNP, significantly alleviated the injury to seedlings and increased seedling growth. The activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD), peroxidase (POD), catalase (CAT), and ascorbate peroxidase (APX), and the contents of photosynthetic pigments and proline also increased under 50 mmol/L NaCl stress. Similarly, net photosynthetic rate (Pn), stomatal conductance (Gs), and transpiration rate (Tr) also increased significantly. However, exogenous nitric oxide application markedly decreased membrane permeability, rate of O2· - production, the contents of malondialdehyde (MDA) and H2O2, and intercellular CO2 concentration (Ci) under 50 mmol/L NaCl stress.
Issue Date: 05 September 2007
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FAN Huaifu,GUO Shirong,ZHANG Runhua, et al. Effects of exogenous nitric oxide on growth, active oxygen species metabolism, and photosynthetic characteristics in cucumber seedlings under NaCl stress[J]. Front. Agric. China, 2007, 1(3): 308-314.
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