Response of Dionaea muscipula J. Ellis to light stress in in vitro: physiological study

Krzysztof Tokarz , Wojciech Makowski , Rafał Banasiuk , Aleksandra Królicka , Barbara Piwowarczyk


Stress response of Dionaea muscipula J. Ellis to various light quality and quantity regimes, in the context of secondary metabolites production was determined. Venus Flytrap plants were cultivated in vitro in four different light regimes: fluorescence (50 μmol × m−2 × s−1 PPFD—control), fluorescence (120 μmol × m−2 × s−1 PPFD) and white LED (120 μmol × m−2 × s−1 PPFD) and in the darkness. Higher light intensity caused significant increase of membrane lipid peroxidation during the first 4 weeks of experiment. Whereas, light spectrum caused activation of defensive mechanisms. In the case of white LED, this mechanism was associated with the increased catalase activity and elevated synthesis of cinnamic acid derivatives, total phenols and plumbagin. While, in higher light intensity of fluorescence lamp, a reduction of chlorophyll content, and an increase amount of phenylopropanoids and plumbagin was observed. In turn, Venus Flytrap plants showed the highest activity of antioxidant enzymes, especially peroxidase, in the darkness. Higher concentration of plumbagin observed for the first time in response to different light quality and quantity, suggests that plumbagin is involved in photoprotection and/or in the antioxidant activity in Venus Flytrap tissue. Consequently, light might be used as an inorganic elicitator of 1,4-naphthoquinone derivatives and other phenolic compounds.
Author Krzysztof Tokarz
Krzysztof Tokarz,,
, Wojciech Makowski
Wojciech Makowski,,
, Rafał Banasiuk (IFB / IB / DBiotech)
Rafał Banasiuk,,
- Department of Biotechnology
, Aleksandra Królicka (IFB / IB / DBiotech)
Aleksandra Królicka,,
- Department of Biotechnology
, Barbara Piwowarczyk
Barbara Piwowarczyk,,
Journal seriesPlant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture, ISSN 0167-6857, (A 35 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.6
Keywords in Englishabiotic stress, Droseraceae, phenolic compounds, plumbagin, Venus Flytrap
ASJC Classification1108 Horticulture
Languageen angielski
LicenseOther; published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)35
ScoreMinisterial score = 30.0, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 35.0, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.122; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.004 (2) - 2017=2.016 (5)
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