Interactive effects of triadimefon and salt stress on antioxidative status and ajmalicine accumulation in Catharanthus roseus

Cheruth Abdul Jaleel, Ragupathi Gopi, Ashok Kishorekumar, Paramasivam Manivannan, Beemarao Sankar, Rajaram Panneerselvam

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Abstract

The ability of triadimefon (TDM), a triazole group of fungicide, to ameliorate salinity stress was studied in Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don. plants subjected to sodium chloride (NaCl) treatment. NaCl treatment at 80 mM level decreased overall growth of this plant and reduced the chlorophyll contents, protein, antioxidant enzymes such as peroxidase (POX), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and polyphenol oxidase (PPO). The root alkaloid ajmalicine got increased under salt treatment. When these stressed plants were treated with TDM at 15 mg l-1 concentration minimized the inhibitory effects of NaCl stress by increasing the root, shoot growth and leaf area and increased dry weight (DW), chlorophyll, protein contents and the activities of antioxidant enzymes like POX, SOD and PPO, thereby paved the way to overcome the salinity injury. The quantity of ajmalicine was again increased with the TDM treatment when compared to both control and NaCl treated plants. From these results, it is proved that the fungicide TDM have great role in the enhancement of plant antioxidative enzymes and the enhanced scavenging of potentially harmful free radicals, as a mechanism of protecting plants against noxious oxidative stress from the environment and also in the enhancement of active principles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
JournalActa Physiologiae Plantarum
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alkaloid
  • Antioxidant enzymes
  • Chlorophyll
  • Growth
  • Salinity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science

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