Spontaneous chemiluminescence of seedling roots

It was shown that:

Spontaneous chemiluminescence of seedling roots is a result of lightning of cell' surface of roots [mainly growth and root hair zones].

Spontaneous chemiluminescence is a fermentative process, which includes peroxidase, H2O2 and phenolic compounds.

There is a "burst" of spontaneous chemiluminescence (oxidative stress) when plant roots are situated in stress conditions (high and low temperatute, salt, osmotic, abiotic- and biotoxines).

Markers for plant resistant determination was proposed using spontaneous chemiluminescence registration.

More than 30 articles on this problem was publiched. Some of them:

  • Veselovsky V.A., Sekamova E.N., Tarusov B.N. On mechanism of spontaneous luminescence of organisms. Biophysics (in Russian) 1963. Vol. 8. P. 125-127.
  • Djanumov D.A., Veselovsky V.A., Tarusov B.N. Marenkov V.S., Pogosyan S.I. Temperature resistance of plants studied by methods of spontaneous and photoinduced chemiluminescence. Russ. J. Plant Physiol. 1971. Vol. 18. ¹ 3. P. 588-593.
  • Vartapetian, B.B., Agapova L.P., Averianov A.A., Veselovsky V.A. New approach to study of oxigen transport in plants using chemiluminescent method. Nature. 1974. V. 249, ¹ 5454. P. 269.
  • Pogosuan, S.I., Koretskaya, T.F., Veselovsky, V.A. Substrates and inhibitors of superweak luminescence of plant tissues. In: Ultra Weak Light Emission in Medicine and Agricultura (in Russian) Moscow. MSU-isdat. 1974. P. 127-132.
  • Rubin B.A., Markarova E.N., Veselovsky V.A. Effect of toxic substances of Fusarium oxysporum, the causative agent of cotton wilt, on superweak luminescence of plant roots. Ibid. P.122-127.
  • Tsey A.A., Veselovsky V.A., Tarusov B.N. The primary unspecific chemiluminescent response of plants to the action of toxic environmental factors. Ibid. P. 115-122.
  • Pogosyan S.I., Averianov A.A., Merzliak M.N. Veselovsky, V.A. Extra-cellular chemiluminescence of plant roots. Report of USSR Acad. (in Russian) 1978. Vol. 239. ¹ 4 P. 974-976.
  • Veselovsky, V.A., Veselova, T.V. Spontaneous luminescence. Chapter in a book “Plant Luminescence. Theoretical and Practical Aspects. Moscow. Nauka (in Russian) 1990. P.92-114.
  • Veselovsky, V.A., Veselova, T.V. Spontaneous ultraweak light emission from plant tissues. In: Biophotonics. Non-equilibrium and Coherent Systems in Biology, Biophysics and Biotehnology. Bioinform services co. Russia. 1995. P. 267-275.
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