Carbon And Nitrogen Metabolism of Young Plants of Ucuúba (Virola surinamensis) in the Presence Of Cadmium [post]

Waldemar Viana, Cândido Oliveira Neto, Benedito Filho, Eniel Cruz, Cristine Amarante, Vinicius Fonseca, Glauco Nogueira, Vitor Nascimento, Diana Sousa, Jessica Teixeira
2020 unpublished
Virola surinamensis is a forest species widely distributed in the estuaries of the Amazon. These ecosystems are susceptible to contamination by Cadmium (Cd), indicating that the plant has strategies for tolerating this metal. This study aimed to assess the nitrogen and carbon metabolism of young plants of Ucuúba (Virola surinamensis) in the presence of cadmium with the perspective of the phytoremediation of contaminated environments. The experimental design was completely randomized with five
more » ... concentrations (0, 15, 30, 45, and 60 mg L−1) for 60 days. In general, Cd did not affect nitrate concentration in the root but had a positive effect on leaves. The reduction of nitrate reductase (NR) in plants exposed to Cd was followed by a decrease in ammonia, total soluble amino acids (TSA), and total soluble proteins (TSP). Cd promoted an increase in total soluble carbohydrates (TSC), proline, sucrose, and reducing sugars in the plants. The increase in TSC, sucrose and proline suggests a metabolic regulatory mechanism of V. surinamensis against Cd stress.
doi:10.21203/ fatcat:blhlfjyc3feijogfuoaf3tnz7q