Aluminum nanoscales as hormetic response effectors in Fagopyrum esculentum seedlings

Smirnov, OE, Karpets, LA, Zinchenko, AV, Kovalenko, MS, Konotop, YO, Schwartau, VV, Taran, NY
Dopov. Nac. akad. nauk Ukr. 2019, 2:90-95
Section: Biology
Language: English

Aluminum (Al) nanoscales have been applied in many areas of production industries to produce cosmetic fillers, packaging materials, cutting tools, glass products, metal products, semiconductor materials, plastics, etc. Several studies have demonstrated the contradictory data for positive and negative effects of Al nanoscales on plants. The total length of seedlings grown for 21 days and the relative water content are used to determine the stimulating effects. In addition, the enhancement effect of Al nanoscales on photosynthetic pigments and the total phenolic and anthocyanin contents are determined. The growth stimulation and increase of the content of photosynthetic pigments are observed at the addition of 50 and 250 mg/L of Al nanoscales. Plant growth stimuli and the fixed bene ficial action of Al nanoscales on morphofunctional traits at physiological and biochemical levels are interpreted as the hormesis phenomenon.

Keywords: Al nanoscales, buckwheat seedlings, colloidal solution, hormesis

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