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        Abstract - Issue Jan 2014, 35 (1)                                                                                                             Back

nstantaneous and historical temperature effects on a-pinene

Studies on lipid peroxidation and antioxidant enzymes

in the germinating seeds of Cicer arietinum exposed to cobalt


Barket Ali*

Department of Botany, Govt. College for Women, Srinagar-190 001, India

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Publication Data

Paper received:

12 April 2012


Revised received:

16 April 2013



03 June 2013




The effect of varying levels of cobalt on per cent germination, proline and protien content, lipid peroxidation, antioxidant enzymes was studied in the germinating seeds of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). The surface sterilized seeds, after soaking in 0, 50, 100, 150 or 200 M of cobalt for 12 hours, were allowed to germinate in sterilized petri plate at 25 20C, in an incubator. The germinating seeds, at 36 and 72 hrs after germination exhibited a significant decrease in relative water content, mean daily germination, germination percentage, protein content, nitrate reductase activity and antioxidant enzymes (catalase, peroxidase and superoxide dismutase). However, lipid peroxidation and proline level exhibited a linear increase in response to the treatments with passage of time. The seeds showed maximum inhibitory effect at 200 mM Co concentration.


 Key words


Antioxidant enzymes, C. arietinum, Cobalt, Lipid peroxidation 



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