Plant Diversity ›› 2020, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (01): 33-43.DOI: 10.1016/j.pld.2019.10.002

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ROS and oxidative burst: Roots in plant development

Anuj Choudhary, Antul Kumar, Nirmaljit Kaur   

  1. Department of Botany, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 141004, Punjab, India
  • Received:2019-04-25 Revised:2019-09-02 Online:2020-02-25 Published:2020-02-29
  • Contact: Anuj Choudhary

Abstract: Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are widely generated in various redox reactions in plants. In earlier studies, ROS were considered toxic byproducts of aerobic metabolism. In recent years, it has become clear that ROS act as plant signaling molecules that participate in various processes such as growth and development. Several studies have elucidated the roles of ROS from seed germination to senescence. However, there is much to discover about the diverse roles of ROS as signaling molecules and their mechanisms of sensing and response. ROS may provide possible benefits to plant physiological processes by supporting cellular proliferation in cells that maintain basal levels prior to oxidative effects. Although ROS are largely perceived as either negative by-products of aerobic metabolism or makers for plant stress, elucidating the range of functions that ROS play in growth and development still require attention.

Key words: Oxidative signaling, Developmental processes, Plant, ROS, Functional range