The Botanical Review

, Volume 66, Issue 1, pp 89–98

The role of superoxide dismutase in combating oxidative stress in higher plants


  • Sarmistha Sen Raychaudhuri
    • Plant Molecular Biology Laboratory Department of Biophysics, Molecular Biology, and GeneticsUniversity of Calcutta
  • Xing Wang Deng
    • Department of Biology Osborne Memorial LaboratoriesYale University
Interpreting Botanical Progress

DOI: 10.1007/BF02857783

Cite this article as:
Sen Raychaudhuri, S. & Deng, X.W. Bot. Rev (2000) 66: 89. doi:10.1007/BF02857783


Superoxide dismutase (SOD) isozymes are compartmentalized in higher plants and play a major role in combating oxygen radical mediated toxicity. In this review we evaluate the mode of action and effects of the SOD isoforms with respect to oxidative stress resistance, correlating age, species, and specificity of plants during development.

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