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Oxidative stress induced by Cu nutritional disorders in Citrus depends on nitrogen and calcium availability

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Rieger Hippler, Franz Walter [1] ; Boaretto, Rodrigo Marcelli [1] ; Dovis, Veronica Lorena [1] ; Quaggio, Jose Antonio [2] ; Azevedo, Ricardo Antunes [3] ; Mattos-, Jr., Dirceu [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Inst Agron, Ctr Citricultura Sylvio Moreira, Rod Anhanguera Km 158, CP 04, BR-13490970 Cordeiropolis, SP - Brazil
[2] Inst Agron Estado Sao Paulo, Ctr Solos & Recursos Ambientais, Av Barao Itapura 1481, CP 28, BR-13020902 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Super Agr Luiz Queiroz, Dept Genet, CP 9, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS; v. 8, JAN 26 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 10

Nutritional stress caused by copper (Cu) deficiency or toxicity affects fruit production of citrus orchards worldwide, but this could be minimised by fine-tuned fertilisation in the orchards. Two experiments were performed aiming to evaluate the photosynthetic capacity and the antioxidant enzyme activities of Swingle citrumelo seedlings, grown in nutrient solution (NS) with two levels of nitrogen (N) in the first experiment (adequate-N and high-N) and two levels of calcium (Ca) in the second (low-Ca and adequate-Ca). Plants were then exposed to various Cu levels (low, medium and high) for 15 days. Plants under Cu-toxicity exhibited specific effects on reactive oxygen species formation and root-to-shoot plant signalling. Copper absorption was greater with increased Cu concentration in the NS, which reduced plant biomass accumulation, gas exchange measurements, the activity of nitrate reductase and affected Cu partitioning between roots and shoots. Despite these effects, oxidative stress induced by excess-Cu was reduced at the highest N dose when compared to control and, on the contrary, increased with low-Ca supply. Therefore, a rational supply of N or Ca minimises Cu-induced stress damages to roots and leaves of plants, by directly enhancing the antioxidant system and protecting the associated antioxidative enzyme activities, whilst maintaining photosynthesis. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/13917-7 - Copper deficiency and toxicity in Citrus: integrating nutrient absorption and plant nutritional status
Grantee:Franz Walter Rieger Hippler
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/13572-8 - Nutritional status and strategic citrus diseases: integrating bases for the management of production
Grantee:Dirceu de Mattos Junior
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants