Nickel even though recognized as a trace element, its metabolism is very decisive for certain enzyme activities, maintaining proper cellular redox state and various other biochemical, physiological and growth responses. Study of the aspects related with uptake, transport and distributive localization of Ni is very important in various cellular metabolic processes particularly under increased nitrogen metabolism. This review article, in core, encompasses the dual behavior of Ni in plants emphasizing its systemic partitioning, essentiality and ill effects. However, the core mechanism of molecules involved and the successive physiological conditions required starting from the soil absorption, neutralization and toxicity generated is still elusive, and varies among the plants.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2011|
- Antioxidant system
- Oxidative stress
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis