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.
    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
    StatePublished - 25 Sep 2013

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