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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (27) Last page : (34)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6032

Specific Role of Proline Against Heavy Metals Toxicity in Plants

Muhammad Aslam1, Muhammad Sulaman Saeed1*, Shahid Sattar1, Shoukat Sajad2, Muhammad Sajjad2, Muhammad Adnan2, Mohsin Iqbal2, Muhammad Tariq Sharif3
1Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2Institute of Horticultural Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
3Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author E-mail: sulaman_saeed@yahoo.com
Received: 20.11.2017  |  Revised: 22.12.2017   |  Accepted: 27.12.2017  


Due to much more natural and anthropogenic activities, heavy amount of heavy metals have been added into the soil as well as into the water. These cause great disturbances in plants as well in human beings. So, there is a wide interest in the field of scientific research against heavy metals toxicity role in plants. In this way, Osmolytes such as proline is organic substance which normally regulates plant growth and nourishment of plants, grown widely in the areas. Hence, by applying proline or/by inserting of gene(s) boost up the activity of different enzymes and metabolic pathways are very effective to cope with heavy metals toxicity. In this review, the specific role of Proline against heavy metals toxicity has been briefly discussed.

Key words: Proline, heavy metals, Toxicity, Growth and Nourishment of Plants

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Cite this article: Aslam, M., Saeed, M.S., Sattar, S., Sajad, S., Sajjad, M., Adnan, M., Iqbal, M. and Sharif, M.T., Specific Role of Proline Against Heavy Metals Toxicity in Plants, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 27-34  (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6032