Biochemical characterization of oxidative stress in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes

Kaur, S. and Oberoi, H.K. and Gupta, A.K. and Kaur, N. (2012) Biochemical characterization of oxidative stress in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes. Journal Research Punjab agricultural University , 49 (1-2). pp. 48-53.

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Biochemical diversity, a critical component which refers to the constituent variability among the genotypes, was studied in fifteen desi and fifteen kabuli chickpea genotypes. The chickpea genotypes were evaluated for antioxidative enzymes along with proline and phytic acid contents. The mean activities of enzymes like superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and ascorbate peroxidase (APX) were higher in desi whereas the activity of glutathione reductase was higher in kabuli chickpea genotypes. Desi genotypes were found to have higher phytic acid and proline contents. Principal component analysis had depicted the relationship among the desi and kabuli genotypes on the basis of biochemical parameters. The results showed that the observed variability may serve as basis for further improving the genotypes by plant breeders

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antioxidative enzymes, Chickpea, Phytic acid, Proline
Author Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Biochemistry
Divisions: Chickpea
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2014 12:31
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2014 12:31
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