By Jose M. Garcia-Mina (auth.), Anoop Kumar Srivastava (eds.)
This is a solitary try to streamline all of the attainable info on the topic of citrus foodstuff, with emphasis on prognosis and administration of nutrient constraints, applying quite a few state-of-art concepts developed globally through the years . whereas doing so care has been taken to incorporate peripheral disciplines in order that the dialogue turns into extra full of life and authoritative. a complete array of particular topics has been well portrayed with assistance from most recent information and photographs.
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In leaves of Morus alba shrubs, potassium deficiency had no effect on chlorophyll content, whereas carotenoids were reduced, resulting in a moderate increase in MDA content, due to the activation of SOD, APX, CAT, POD, and GR enzyme activities (Tewari et al. 2007). As stated by Cakmak (2005), K has a protective effect on plants through the maximization of photosynthesis and a correct carbohydrate partitioning in leaves, reducing therefore the susceptibility to ROS overproduction. In this sense, it has been shown that one of the early responses to oxidative stress in plants is the induction of massive K+ efflux from root epidermal cells mediated by ROS (Cuin and Shabala 2007).
2009). Moreover, MDA can also react with deoxyadenosine and deoxyguanosine in DNA, forming several mutagenic DNA adducts. It has also been shown that the production of ROS under non-stressful conditions is involved in the control of cell differentiation and organogenesis in citrus (Faltin et al. 2010). Proteins also constitute a target for ROS effect, amino acids in active sites can be oxidized and therefore protein activity inhibited. , cysteine or methionine). Lipid peroxidation products, such as 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal, can also damage proteins (Garg and Manchanda 2009).
Overall, nutrient depletion appears to be a situation quite common in natural environments, and for this reason, plants have development during their evolution several mechanisms to cope with it; for instance, under iron deprivation, plants recycle this metal from old leaves into new leaves, or when subjected to sulfur shortage, metabolites such as GSH are also recycled in order to override de novo biosynthesis. Another important aspect in ROS metabolism is their involvement as signaling molecules together with plant hormones.