N-acetylcysteine and Zn regulate corn yield

Munirah, Nurul and Mat, Nashriyah and Jahan , Md Sarwar (2015) N-acetylcysteine and Zn regulate corn yield. ScienceAsia, 41 (4). pp. 246-250. ISSN 1513-1874

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Glutathione (GSH), a non-protein molecule containing thiol groups affects plant growth and development. In this study, the effects of GSH on Zn-induced corn production were evaluated. Different Zn concentrations (0, 0.2, 1.5, and 3.0 ppm of Zn), with or without 100 µm of N-acetylcysteine (NAC), were arranged as a completely randomized design with 5 replications. Results show that neither NAC nor Zn affects plant height or leaf numbers. The treatment with NAC did not increase Zn-induced relative water content in leaves while enhancing Zn-induced photosynthesis rate (Pn) and photosynthetically active radiation. Zn-induced chlorophyll (Chl) contents and Chl fluorescence (Fm) were increased by the NAC treatment. In addition, corn showed an improve yield and cob length in NAC-treated plants in the presence of Zn. Taken together, this study suggests that NAC might improve some physiological functions to enhance Zn-induced corn production.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Bioresources & Food Industry
Depositing User: Dr. Md Sarwar Jahan
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2015 07:28
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2015 04:51
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/3939

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