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Effects of Elevated O3 and/or Elevated CO2 on Lipid Peroxidation and Antioxidant Systems in Ginkgo biloba Leaves

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Four-year-old seedlings of Ginkgo biloba were exposed to elevated O3, elevated CO2 and elevated O3 plus elevated CO2 in open-top chambers (OTCs) to study the responses of antioxidant system in Ginkgo biloba leaves. No significant changes in reactive oxygen production and scavenging systems were detected in seedlings exposed to high CO2. Significant increase in H2O2 and MDA content were induced by elevated O3. The ascorbate content and antioxidative enzymes activity were increased significantly by exposure to high O3 as well. But the promoted ability in scavenging did not prevent the increase in H2O2 content and cell membrane lipid peroxidation. The increase was mitigated by high CO2 in the combined exposure, but the effect was hardly significant.

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This work was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China Important Project 90411019, the Foundation of Knowledge Innovation Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences kzcx3-sw-43.

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Lu, T., He, X., Chen, W. et al. Effects of Elevated O3 and/or Elevated CO2 on Lipid Peroxidation and Antioxidant Systems in Ginkgo biloba Leaves. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 83, 92–96 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-009-9719-3

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