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Title: The influence of cadmium stress on the content of mineral nutrients and metal-binding proteins in arabidopsis halleri
Authors: Przedpełska-Wąsowicz, EwaPolatajko, AleksandraWierzbicka, Małgorzata
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Issue Date: 2012
Published in: Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, Volume 223, Issue 8, Page 5445-5458
Publisher: Heidelberg : Springer
Abstract: We investigated the influence of cadmium stress on zinc hyperaccumulation, mineral nutrient uptake, and the content of metal-binding proteins in Arabidopsis halleri. The experiments were carried out using plants subjected to long-term cadmium exposure (40 days) in the concentrations of 45 and 225 μM Cd2+. Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, size exclusion chromatography coupled with plasma-mass spectrometry, and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry used for ablation of polyacylamide gels were employed to assess the content of investigated elements in plants as well as to identify metal-binding proteins. We found that A. halleri is able to translocate cadmium to the aerial parts in high amounts (translocation index >1). We showed that Zn content in plants decreased significantly with the increase of cadmium content in the growth medium. Different positive and negative correlations between Cd content and mineral nutrients were evidenced by our study. We identified more than ten low-molecular-weight (<100 kDa) Cd-binding proteins in Cd-treated plants. These proteins are unlikely to be phytochelatins or metallothioneins. We hypothesize that low-molecular-weight Cd-binding proteins can be involved in cadmium resistance in A. halleri.
Keywords: Arabidopsis halleri; Cadmium; Cadmium-binding proteins; Hyperaccumulator; Metal accumulation; Zinc
DDC: 550
License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Unported
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