Wednesday 2 March 2016

Histolocalization of aldehyde accumulation in citral-treated Arabidopsis thaliana roots

Allelopathy Journal 37:71-76 · 2016

Growth and development of Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings treated with the essential oil component citral have been severely affected. We analyzed whether citral can enter and accumulate into the roots and we found that it interferes with the plant metabolism accumulating mainly in the differentiation zone. Besides, the distribution of stained zones varied with the experimental time.