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Water stress reveals differential antioxidant responses of tolerant and non-tolerant sugarcane genotypes

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Boaretto, Luis F. [1] ; Carvalho, Giselle [1] ; Borgo, Lucelia [1] ; Creste, Silvana [2] ; Landell, Marcos G. A. [2] ; Mazzafera, Paulo [3] ; Azevedo, Ricardo A. [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Super Agr Luiz de Queiroz, Dept Genet, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] Inst Agron Campinas, Ctr Cana Acucar, BR-14001970 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Dept Biol Vegetal, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry; v. 74, p. 165-175, JAN 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 52

The biochemical responses of the enzymatic antioxidant system of a drought-tolerant cultivar (IACSP 94-2094) and a commercial cultivar in Brazil (IACSP 95-5000) grown under two levels of soil water restriction (70% and 30% Soil Available Water Content) were investigated. IACSP 94-2094 exhibited one additional active superoxide dismutase (Cu/Zn-SOD VI) isoenzyme in comparison to IACSP 95-5000, possibly contributing to the heightened response of IACSP 94-2094 to the induced stress. The total glutathione reductase (GR) activity increased substantially in IACSP 94-2094 under conditions of severe water stress; however, the appearance of a new GR isoenzyme and the disappearance of another isoenzyme were found not to be related to the stress response because the cultivars from both treatment groups (control and water restrictions) exhibited identical changes. Catalase (CAT) activity seems to have a more direct role in H2O2 detoxification under water stress condition and the shift in isoenzymes in the tolerant cultivar might have contributed to this response, which may be dependent upon the location where the excessive H2O2 is being produced under stress. The improved performance of IACSP 94-2094 under drought stress was associated with a more efficient antioxidant system response, particularly under conditions of mild stress. (C) 2013 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/54676-0 - Oxidative stress induced by metals: new approaches
Grantee:Ricardo Antunes de Azevedo
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 08/58035-6 - Control of lignin biosynthesis in sugar cane: many gaps still to be filled
Grantee:Paulo Mazzafera
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Thematic Grants