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Comparative Antioxidant Profiling of Tolerant and Sensitive Varieties of Brassica juncea L. to Arsenate and Arsenite Exposure


Comparative antioxidant profiling of tolerant (TPM-1) and sensitive (TM-4) variety of Brassica juncea L. was performed after exposure to arsenate [As(V)] and arsenite [As(III)]. TPM-1 demonstrated higher accumulation of As upon exposure to both 500 μM As(V) and 250 μM As(III) (49 and 37 μg g−1 dw after 15 days) as compared with that observed in TM-4. The activities of various antioxidant enzymes and the level of glutathione and proline demonstrated, in general, a comparatively better response in TPM-1 than in TM-4 that presumably allowed TPM-1 to tolerate higher As concentrations as compared with that of TM-4.

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SS is thankful for the award of KSKRA fellowship from Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

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Srivastava, S., Srivastava, A.K., Suprasanna, P. et al. Comparative Antioxidant Profiling of Tolerant and Sensitive Varieties of Brassica juncea L. to Arsenate and Arsenite Exposure. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 84, 342–346 (2010).

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  • Antioxidants
  • Arsenic
  • Brassica juncea
  • Glutathione