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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 52 issue 1 (february 2018) : 9-15

Role of soluble silica in alleviating oxidative stress in soybean crop

T. Rangwala, A. Bafna, N. Vyas, R. Gupta
1Department of Biochemistry, Govt. Holkar Science College, Indore-452 017, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Cite article:- Rangwala T., Bafna A., Vyas N., Gupta R. (2018). Role of soluble silica in alleviating oxidative stress in soybean crop. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 52(1): 9-15. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-4882.
Sudden changes in environment causes abiotic and biotic stress due to which farmers are facing problem of decreased yield. The present study was designed to improve yield by alleviating oxidative stress in crops. Silicon is gaining importance in promoting growth and yield of plants. Soluble silica in the form of AgriboosterTM was sprayed on test field of soybean during cultivation. Proline content was found to be decreased significantly in soybean sprayed with soluble silica. Significantly decreased malondialdehyde content was observed in soybean which indicates beneficial role of silica in preventing lipid peroxidation. Soluble silica increased peroxidase activity by increasing water availability and total phenol content was also found to be increased significantly in soybean. So from the present study it can be concluded that silica when applied on crops in soluble form  prevent oxidative stress caused due to various environmental factors which may help in better quality product and yield.
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