Biologia Plantarum

, 22:161 | Cite as

Influence of physiologically active substances of the soil humus on the activity of glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase in pea (Pisum sativum L.) roots

  • F. PospíšiL
Original Papers


The influence of phenolic and humic acids on the activity of glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase in the roots of pea under aseptic conditions has been investigated. It seems clear that vanillic and protocatechuic acids inhibit the enzyme activity in the excised roots of pea, but their dry weight increases in relation to the control. Gallic acid stimulates the G-6-PD activity in the roots of whole plants. The humic acids influence neither the enzyme activity nor the dry weight of pea seedlings after short-term treatment.


Humic Acid Gallic Acid Phenolic Acid Pisum Sativum Aseptic Condition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. PospíšiL
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  1. 1.Institute of Experimental BotanyCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPraha 6Czechoslovakia

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