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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2018 Vol.19 No.2 P.130-146


Role of jasmonic acid in improving tolerance of rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) to Cd toxicity

Author(s):  Essa Ali, Nazim Hussain, Imran Haider Shamsi, Zahra Jabeen, Muzammil Hussain Siddiqui, Li-xi Jiang

Affiliation(s):  Zhejiang Key Laboratory of Crop Gene Resources, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   jianglx@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Rapeseed, Cadmium, Jasmonic acid, Antioxidant enzyme, Malondialdehyde, Ultrastructure

Essa Ali, Nazim Hussain, Imran Haider Shamsi, Zahra Jabeen, Muzammil Hussain Siddiqui, Li-xi Jiang. Role of jasmonic acid in improving tolerance of rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) to Cd toxicity[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2018, 19(2): 130-146.

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The well-known detrimental effects of cadmium (Cd) on plants are chloroplast destruction, photosynthetic pigment inhibition, imbalance of essential plant nutrients, and membrane damage. jasmonic acid (JA) is an alleviator against different stresses such as salinity and drought. However, the functional attributes of JA in plants such as the interactive effects of JA application and Cd on rapeseed in response to heavy metal stress remain unclear. JA at 50 µmol/L was observed in literature to have senescence effects in plants. In the present study, 25 µmol/L JA is observed to be a “stress ameliorating molecule” by improving the tolerance of rapeseed plants to Cd toxicity. JA reduces the Cd uptake in the leaves, thereby reducing membrane damage and malondialdehyde content and increasing the essential nutrient uptake. Furthermore, JA shields the chloroplast against the damaging effects of Cd, thereby increasing gas exchange and photosynthetic pigments. Moreover, JA modulates the antioxidant enzyme activity to strengthen the internal defense system. Our results demonstrate the function of JA in alleviating Cd toxicity and its underlying mechanism. Moreover, JA attenuates the damage of Cd to plants. This study enriches our knowledge regarding the use of and protection provided by JA in Cd stress.

茉莉酸对油菜(Brassica napus L.)受镉毒害的缓解作用



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