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Title: Antioxidant modulation in response to heavy metal induced oxidative stress in Cladophora glomerata
Authors: Murugan, K
Harish, S R
Keywords: Antioxidant
Cladophora glomerata
Heavy metal
Oxidative stress
Issue Date: Nov-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: The present investigation was carried out to study the induction of oxidative stress subjected to heavy metal environment. Lipoperoxides showed positive correlation at heavy metal accumulation sites indicating the tissue damage resulting from the reactive oxygen species and resulted in unbalance to cellular redox status. The high activities of ascorbate peroxidase and superoxide dismutase probably counter balance this oxidative stress. Glutathione and soluble phenols decreased, whereas dehydroascorbate content increased in the algae from polluted sites. The results suggested that alga responded to heavy metals effectively by antioxidant compounds and scavenging enzymes.
Page(s): 980-983
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Source:IJEB Vol.45(11) [November 2007]

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