Potential Beneficial Effects of Exogenous Nitric Oxide (NO) Application in Plants under Heavy Metal-Induced Stress

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Francisco J. Corpas

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Nitric oxide (NO) has become in a key molecule in higher plants because this molecule, direct or indirectly, is involved in a plethora of physiological and (a)biotic stresses. Plants are exposed to many adverse environmental conditions, among them heavy metal contamination has caused unfortunately collateral damage associated with the development of our contemporary lifestyle. Although plants have developed different strategies to palliate the negative effects of these metals, usually there is associated a nitro-oxidative stress. During the last decade, the application of exogenous NO seems to offer some advantages which allows to plants to face the cellular damages induced for heavy metals. Consequently, this update will focus on the potential benefits of the use of NO-donors to counteract the heavy metal harmful effects on plant metabolism.

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Corpas F. Potential Beneficial Effects of Exogenous Nitric Oxide (NO) Application in Plants under Heavy Metal-Induced Stress. IJPE [Internet]. 31Jan.2017 [cited 11Apr.2021];3(01):01-5. Available from: https://ijplantenviro.com/index.php/IJPE/article/view/1252
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