Acta Physiologiae Plantarum

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 297–302

Evaluating the Madeiran wheat germplasm for aluminum resistance using aluminium-induced callose formation in root apices as a marker

  • Teresa M. M. dos Santos
  • Jan J. laski
  • Miguel ă. A. Pinheiro de Carvalho
  • Gregory J. Taylor
  • Maria R. Clemente Vieira
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DOI: 10.1007/s11738-005-0006-6

Cite this article as:
dos Santos, T.M.M., laski, J.J., Pinheiro de Carvalho, M..A. et al. Acta Physiol Plant (2005) 27: 297. doi:10.1007/s11738-005-0006-6

Abstract

Aluminum (Al) resistance of 57 Madeiran wheat cultivars was evaluated using callose content in root tips and root elongation as markers. Al induced callose formation was a very sensitive indicator of Al damage detecting wide range of genotypic differences existing in the Madeiran wheat germplasm. A weak, yet positive correlation (R2=0.285, P<0.05) between callose content and root elongation was found.

Key words

aluminum callose Madeira resistance root elongation wheat 

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© Department of Plant Physiology 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Teresa M. M. dos Santos
    • 1
  • Jan J. laski
    • 2
  • Miguel ă. A. Pinheiro de Carvalho
    • 1
  • Gregory J. Taylor
    • 3
  • Maria R. Clemente Vieira
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre of Macaronesian StudiesUniversity of MadeiraFunchalPortugal
  2. 2.Environmental TechnologiesAlberta Research CouncilVegrevilleCanada
  3. 3.Dept. of Biological SciencesUniversity of AlbertaCanada
  4. 4.Institute of BotanyUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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