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Differential physiological and biochemical responses of two cyanobacteria Nostoc muscorum and Phormidium foveolarum against oxyfluorfen and UV-B radiation.
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PMID:  21798597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In the present study, degree of tolerance and tolerance strategies of two paddy field cyanobacteria viz. Nostoc muscorum and Phormidium foveolarum against oxyfluorfen (10 and 20μgml(-1)) and UV-B (7.2kJm(-2)d(-1)) stress were investigated. Oxyfluorfen and UV-B decreased growth, photosynthesis, nutrient uptake, nitrate reductase, acid and alkaline phosphatase activities, which accompanied with the increase in the level of oxidative stress. However, growth was more affected in N. muscorum than P. foveolarum. Antioxidants exhibited differential responses against oxyfluorfen and UV-B stress. Ascorbate and proline levels were higher in P. foveolarum. A protein of 66kDa was expressed in N. muscorum, however, it was absent in P. foveolarum than those of N. muscorum. Besides this, a protein of 29kDa appeared in P. foveolarum under all the treatments, but it was present only in control cells of N. muscorum cells. Overall results indicated resistant nature of P. foveolarum against oxyfluorfen and UV-B stress in comparison to N. muscorum.
Sheeba; Vijay Pratap Singh; Prabhat Kumar Srivastava; Sheo Mohan Prasad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ecotoxicology and environmental safety     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1090-2414     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-7-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7805381     Medline TA:  Ecotoxicol Environ Saf     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Ranjan Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Allahabad (A Central University of India), Allahabad (UP) 211002, India.
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