Biologia Plantarum

, 38:387

Ferulic acid mediated changes in oxidative enzymes of maize seedlings: implications in growth

  • S. Rama Devi
  • M. N. V. Prasad
Original Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF02896668

Cite this article as:
Rama Devi, S. & Prasad, M.N.V. Biol Plant (1996) 38: 387. doi:10.1007/BF02896668


Maize (Zea mays L. cv. Ganga-5) seedlings were grown in the presence of ferulic acid (0.5 – 3.0 mM) for 8 d. Treatment with ferulic acid considerably decreased shoot and root length, increased the activity of peroxidase, catalase and indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) oxidase and decreased the activity of polyphenol oxidase. The increased activity of peroxidase correlated with pronounced increase in content of lignin and phenolic compounds

allelochemicals catalase IAA oxidase peroxidase polyphenol oxidase root shoot length 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Rama Devi
    • 1
  • M. N. V. Prasad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life SciencesUniversity of HyderabadHyderabadIndia

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