Experientia

, Volume 39, Issue 11, pp 1302–1303 | Cite as

Effect of exogenous supply of amino acids, amide, urea and ureide on free NH4+ level in mung beans

  • P. A. Kumar
  • T. V. R. Nair
  • Y. P. Abrol
Short Communications Biochemistry

Summary

The results of experiments on the possible source(s) of ammonia for the mung bean are reported. Different nitrogenous metabolites were fed to primary leaves of mung bean seedlings with and without methionine sulphoximine (MSO), an inhibitor of glutamine synthetase (GS). Their role in foliar ammonia loss is discussed.

Keywords

Ammonia Urea Amide Glutamine Methionine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Kumar
    • 1
  • T. V. R. Nair
    • 1
  • Y. P. Abrol
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Research LaboratoryIndian Agricultural Research InstituteNew Delhi(India)

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