Lipid peroxidation and ascorbate redox status during stress-induced somatic embryogenesis of pumpkin

Paulišić, Sandi (2012) Lipid peroxidation and ascorbate redox status during stress-induced somatic embryogenesis of pumpkin. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Somatic embryogenesis represents specific form of stress-induced morphogenic response in plants, and in pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.) it can be induced on medium with 4,5 μmol/L 2,4-D and on medium without hormones but with 1 mmol/L NH4+ as the sole source of nitrogen. The effects of 2,4-D on somatic embryogenesis are well known, but physiological and morphogenic aspects of NH4+ assimilation on regulation of somatic embryogenesis are still being investigated. Ascorbate peroxidase activity, redox state of ascorbate and lipid peroxidation were analyzed in pumpkin embryogenic tissue. Results confirmed inverse correlation between specific APX activity and cell size and elongation of embryogenic cells grown on medium with NH4+, while L-AA content was lower in tissue grown on NH4+ then on 2,4-D. The increased L-AA content was measured after transplantation of tissue from MS medium containing NH4+ or 2,4-D to MS medium with unaltered nitrogen sources and without hormones. Lipid peroxidation measured in embryogenic tissue was not significant, regardless of tretment.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: ammonium ions, ascorbate, ascorbate peroxidase, lipid peroxidation, pumpkin, somatic embryogenesis
Supervisor: Mihaljević, Snježana
Co-supervisor: Leljak-Levanić, Dunja
Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 65
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Grozdana Sirotic
Date Deposited: 29 May 2014 11:53
Last Modified: 29 May 2014 11:53

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