Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2017, Page: 170-176
Hydrogen Sulphide Improves Iron Homeostasis in Wheat Under Iron-Deficiency
Xia Zhang, College of Life Science, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, China
Yang Zhang, College of Life Science, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, China
Lu Zhang, College of Life Science, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, China
Huijie Zhao, College of Life Science, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, China
Hua Li, College of Life Science, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, China
Received: Oct. 9, 2017;       Accepted: Oct. 20, 2017;       Published: Nov. 24, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.jps.20170506.11      View  2036      Downloads  125
Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is emerging as an important gaseous molecule involved in various plant developmental processes and plant stress responses. In this study, exogenous H2S donor (sodium hydrosulfide, NaHS) treated wheat plants were used to investigate the role of H2S in response to iron-deficiency. The results showed that H2S significantly alleviated leaf chlorosis under iron-deficient conditions, and thus improved photosynthesis. Moreover, H2S increased the lateral root (LR) number, density and length of wheat seedlings grown in iron-sufficient and deficient culture solution, and promoted phytosiderophores (PSs) secretion from roots simultaneously, which eventually led to an increase in iron uptake. Taken together, these results indicate that H2S improved iron uptake by regulating root development and PSs secretion, and consequently increased chlorophyll biosynthesis and photosynthesis in plants under iron-deficiency.
Hydrogen Sulfide, Iron-Deficiency, Phytosiderophores, Lateral Root, Wheat
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Xia Zhang, Yang Zhang, Lu Zhang, Huijie Zhao, Hua Li, Hydrogen Sulphide Improves Iron Homeostasis in Wheat Under Iron-Deficiency, Journal of Plant Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2017, pp. 170-176. doi: 10.11648/j.jps.20170506.11
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