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Decrease in Activity of Glutathione Reductase Enhances Paraquat Sensitivity in Transgenic Nicotiana tabacum

Aono, M..; Saji, H..; Fujiyama, K..; Sugita, M..; Kondo, N..; Tanaka, K..

Plant Physiology 107(2): 645-648


ISSN/ISBN: 0032-0889
PMID: 12228389
DOI: 10.2307/4276363
Accession: 008421119

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Transgenic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L. cv SR1) with decreased activity of glutathione reductase exhibited enhanced sensitivity to paraquat in the light as evaluated by chlorophyll destruction and electrolyte leakage from leaf discs. This result indicates the involvement of glutathione reductase in the tolerance of plants to photooxidative stress caused by the herbicide.

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