Nitric oxide ameliorates stress responses in plants

A.N. Misra, M. Misra, R. Singh
2011 Plant, Soil and Environment  
Nitric oxide (NO) is a gaseous diatomic molecule with a wide variety of physiological and pathological implications in plants. Presence of unpaired electron in its molecular orbital makes it highly reactive; it can react directly with metal complexes, radicals, DNA, proteins, lipids and other biomolecules. Nitric oxide (NO) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) are known to play essential role in a number of important plant physiological processes. This manuscript reviews the role of NO on these
more » ... e of NO on these processes during various biotic and abiotic stresses.  
doi:10.17221/202/2010-pse fatcat:u54h2hxhdzf5fggvc4mp7nvgr4