Journal of Stress Physiology & Biochemistry (Apr 2013)

Influence of Waterlogging on Carbohydrate Metabolism in Ragi and Rice Roots

  • Kulkarni, S. S.,
  • Chavan, P. D.

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 9, no. 2
pp. 199 – 205


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Effect of different durations of waterlogging (4, 8 and 12 days) stress on carbohydrate status and activities of some related enzymes in ragi and rice roots was studied. In both ragi and rice roots there was decrease in starch and total sugar content in response to waterlogging conditions. Activity of α amylase was decrease in ragi roots while opposite trend was noticed in case of rice roots. The activity of pyruvate kinase was markedly increased due to 4, 8 and 12 days waterlogging in ragi roots while such increase was noticed in rice roots due to 12 days stress. Treatment of waterlogging caused enhancement in the activity of alkaline inorganic pyrophosphatase in the roots of both ragi and rice.