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Oxidative stress induced by metals (2009/54676-0), subproject 'Analysis of possible changes in lysine metabolism induced by cadmium in maize (Zea mays)' (2012/23981-4)

Grant number: 13/25921-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2014
Effective date (End): May 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany - Pant Physiology
Principal researcher:Ricardo Antunes de Azevedo
Grantee:Jade Mendes Soares
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:09/54676-0 - Oxidative stress induced by metals: new approaches, AP.TEM


The Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics Plant has developed research of great relevance on the response of crop plants to stresses caused by heavy metals. Among these species, maize (Zea mays) has been used as models for our studies which have allowed to the better understanding the effect of these metals in the plant oxidative metabolism. The main objective is to conduct analyzes to assess whether abiotic stress alters the metabolism of amino acids (especially lysine) and products formed in their metabolic route, this study is of great importance as it can assess how the metal modulates the action of the enzymes of the antioxidant system.

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