It is said that sildenafil citrate can help preserve flowers. Here’s an experiment that you could do at home, but probably shouldn’t, to find out.
Overexpression of PtHMGR enhanced the stress resistance of poplar.
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are considered to be detrimental to seed viability. However, recent studies have demonstrated that ROS have key roles in seed germination particularly in the release of seed dormancy and embryogenesis, as well as in protection from pathogens.
Ortiz-Espín et al. treat over-expressing PsTrxo1 tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) BY-2 cells with H2O2 and find a significant delay in cell death compared to controls, which may in part be due to a decreased content of endogenous H2O2 in the over-expressing cells, in which changes in oxidative parameters and antioxidants are less extended after the oxidative treatment.
Vishwakarma et al. treat wild-type and aox1a knock-out mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana with antimycin A and find that restriction of the cytochrome c oxidase (COX) pathway in the background of an impaired AOX pathway results in a substantial decrease in respiration, photosynthesis, chloroplastic heat dissipation, ascorbate level and antioxidant systems.
Ozgur et al. induce the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in chloroplasts, mitochondria and peroxisomes of Arabidopsis thaliana and find that relatively low concentrations of ROS are more effective for induction of the ER stress response, and that mitochondrial and chloroplastic ROS production have different induction mechanisms for the UPR and ER stress responses.