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Role of 24-epibrassinolide (EBL) in mediating heavy metal and pesticide induced oxidative stress in plants: A review

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Shahzad, B and Tanveer, M and Che, Z and Rehman, A and Cheema, SA and Sharma, A and Song, H and Rehman, Su and Zhaorong, D, Role of 24-epibrassinolide (EBL) in mediating heavy metal and pesticide induced oxidative stress in plants: A review, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 147 pp. 935-944. ISSN 0147-6513 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.09.066

Abstract

Industrialization and urbanization have posed serious threats to the environment. Excessive release of heavy metals from industrial effluents and overuse of pesticides in modern agriculture are limiting crop production by polluting environment and deteriorating food quality. Sustaining food quality under heavy metals and pesticide stress is crucial to meet the increasing demands for food. 24-Epibrassinolide (EBL), a ubiquitously occurring plant growth hormone shows great potential to alleviate heavy metals and pesticide stress in plants. This review sums up the potential role of EBL in ameliorating heavy metals and pesticide toxicity in plants extensively. EBL application increases plants overall growth, biomass accumulation and photosynthetic efficiency by the modulation of numerous biochemical and physiological processes under heavy metals and pesticide stress. In addition, EBL scavenges reactive oxygen species (ROS) by triggering the production of antioxidant enzymes such as SOD, CAT, PDX etc. EBL also induces the production of proline and soluble proteins that helps in maintaining osmotic potential and osmo-protection under both heavy metals and pesticide stress. At the end, future needs of research about the application of 24-epibrassinolide have also been discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:heavy metals, pesticide, ROS, lipid peroxidation, Osmo-protection, EBL
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant physiology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Other plant production and plant primary products
Objective Field:Other plant production and plant primary products not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Shahzad, B (Mr Babar Shahzad)
UTAS Author:Tanveer, M (Mr Mohsin Tanveer)
ID Code:152226
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:134
Deposited By:Agriculture and Food Systems
Deposited On:2022-08-15
Last Modified:2022-09-19
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