Uranium-induced oxidative stress in Arabidopsis thaliana: influence of pH on uranium toxicity

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Abstract

The main objective of this PhD is to analyse the effects of environmentally relevant parameters on U toxicity. The main focus is to investigate the influence of the pH on U toxicity at different levels of biological complexity (from the individual to the subcellular and molecular level) in order to study the mechanisms that play an important role in the U-induced stress responses in plants. Since organisms are typically exposed to multiple stressors in the environment, the effects of U in combination with Cu were also investigated.

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Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Uhasselt - Hasselt University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Cuypers, Ann, Supervisor, External person
  • Horemans, Nele, Supervisor
  • Vangronsveld, Jaco, Supervisor, External person
Place of PublicationHasselt, Belgium
Publisher
  • UHasselt - Universiteit Hasselt
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2013

Keywords

  • Arabidopsis thaliana, uranium, pH, oxidative stress

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