Proceedings of the 2018 7th International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (ICEESD 2018)

Effects of Melatonin-Soaked Seeds on Photosynthetic Pigment Contents and Antioxidant Enzyme Activities of Broadbean (Vicia faba) Seedlings

Authors
Piao Liu, Cheng Chen, Lijin Lin
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Piao Liu
Available Online May 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceesd-18.2018.67How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Melatonin; Broadbean; Cadmium; Photosynthetic pigment; Antioxidant enzyme
Abstract

In order to discuss the melatonin (MT) on photosynthetic pigment contents and antioxidant enzyme activities of vegetables, broadbean (Vicia faba) seeds were soaked in five doses (0, 50, 100, 150 and 200 µmol/L) of MT and then planted in pots containing cadmium (Cd) contaminated soil. The 50- and 100-µmol/L MT doses had no significant effects on the contents of chlorophyll a, total chlorophyll and carotenoid in broadbean seedlings, while the 150- and 200-µmol/L MT doses increased them. MT also increased the activities of superoxide dismutase, peroxidase and catalase, and the contents of soluble protein in broadbean seedlings compared with their respective controls. Thus, MT could improve the resistance of broadbean seedlings to Cd stress.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2018 7th International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (ICEESD 2018)
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
May 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-503-0
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceesd-18.2018.67How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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