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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 54 issue 1 (february 2020) : 10-18

Study of Germin Like Oxalate Oxidase Enzyme in Monocot Plants

Satabdi Ghosh, Debapriya Das, Piyali Nandy, Ankita Ray
1Scottish Church College, 1 and 3 Urquhart Square, Kolkata-700 006, West Bengal, India.
Cite article:- Ghosh Satabdi, Das Debapriya, Nandy Piyali, Ray Ankita (2019). Study of Germin Like Oxalate Oxidase Enzyme in Monocot Plants. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 54(1): 10-18. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-5250.
Oxalate oxidase enzyme in monocotyledonous plants, act as a scavenger to breakdown oxalic acid into carbon dioxide and hydrogen peroxide. They perform several important functions in early plant defence responses, including induction of PR protein synthesis and systemic resistance. In the present study oxalic acid, the virulence factor of fungi, was applied to monocotyledonous plants and it was observed that it activates the innate host immune system, along with secretion of oxalate oxidase. The enzymatic activities of other host defence related enzymes like catalase, superoxide dismutase, ascorbic acid oxidase, phenolic content, phenylalanine ammonia lyase were compared between the control and oxalic acid treated (2mM) plants.
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