The effect of humic acids and their complexes with iron on the functional status of plants grown under iron deficiency

Autores: Abros'kin, D. P. (Autor de correspondencia); Fuentes Ramírez, Marta; García-Mina Freire, José María; Klyain, O. I.; Senik, S. V.; Volkov, D. S.; Perminova, I. V.; Kulikova, N. A.
Título de la revista: EURASIAN SOIL SCIENCE
ISSN: 1064-2293
Volumen: 49
Número: 10
Páginas: 1099 - 1108
Fecha de publicación: 2016
The effect of humic acids (HAs) and their iron complexes (Fe¿HAs) on the input of the main mineral elements into wheat seedlings, as well as on the efficiency of photosynthesis and the lipid profile of plants, under iron deficiency has been studied. The input of iron from Fe¿HA complexes and its predominant accumulation in roots are demonstrated. It is found that HAs increase the efficiency of photosynthesis due to enhanced electron transport in photosystem II. It is shown that the application of HAs and Fe¿HAs is accompanied by an enhanced input of Zn into plants, which could increase the antioxidant status of plants under iron deficiency conditions. In addition, a pronounced increase in the content of lipids in plants is revealed, which is indicative of the effect of HAs on plant metabolism. The obtained results suggest that the positive effect of Fe¿HAs and HAs on plants under iron deficiency conditions is due to a combination of factors, among which the effect of HAs on the antioxidant status of plants and the plant lipid metabolism predominates.