Changes in proteolytic activity during germination and early development stages of Cucumis sativus

Grażyna Kłobus


The study constitutes an effort to investigate proteolytic activity during the juvenile stages of Cucumis sativus seedling development. The proteases activity evidenced in cotyledonal extracts showed one peak on the fifth day of seedling development. Changes were distinctly correlated with changes in nitrogen compound fractions of the plant organ under investigation. No similar correlations were observed in root extracts.

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