Chahges of amino acid structure in meristematic cells of maize roots under the action of nickel ions

L. Boguslavska, L. Shupranova

Biology Researche Institute of Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University
72, Gagarin Ave., Dnipropetrovsk 49010, Ukraine

Changes of bound amino acids content of water-soluble proteins in meristematic cells of maize seedlings roots under the action of lead ions was investigated. Level of amino acid accumulation was dependent on xenobiotic concentration and time of germination. General tendency of nickel ions action was decrease of arginine, leucine, alanine content and increase of histidine, cysteine, serine, praline and valine amount.

Keywords: Zea mays L., meristem, amino acids, cells, nickel

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