Marian Brestic

Marian Brestic
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra - Slovenska posnohospodarska univerzita v Nitre · Institut of Plant and Environmental Sciences

professor, PhD.

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Introduction
Marian Brestic currently works at the Department of Plant Physiology (KFR) , Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra - Slovenska posnohospodarska univerzita v Nitre. Marian does research in plant ecophysiology.
Additional affiliations
July 2010 - present
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra - Slovenska posnohospodarska univerzita v Nitre
Position
  • Professor (Full)
June 1999 - July 2010
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra - Slovenska posnohospodarska univerzita v Nitre
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
February 1994 - August 1994
Centre de Cadarache
Position
  • PostDoc Position

Publications

Publications (392)
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To address the knowledge gap on the effects of the co-existence of nanomaterials on plant growth, barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) plants were irrigated with zinc oxide nanoparticles (0.5 g L⁻¹), nanoplastics (1 g L⁻¹), and the combination of these two nanomaterials for 10 days. The co-existence of nanoplastics and ZnO nanoparticles increased H2O2 conce...
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Cold stress reduces plant photosynthesis and increases the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in plants, thereby dramatically affecting plant growth, crop productivity and quality. Here, we report that lumen thiol oxidoreductase 1 (StLTO1), a vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKOR)-like protein in the thylakoid membrane of Solanum tuberosum L...
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Environmental stresses such as drought, high salinity, and low temperature can adversely modulate the responses of field crops by altering the morphological, physiological, and biochemical processes in plants. It is estimated that about 50% of global crop productivity is limited due to various kinds of abiotic stresses. However, there are two ways...
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Modern era of agriculture is concerned with the environmental influence on crop growth and development. Shading is one of the crucial factors affecting crop growth considerably, which has been neglected over the years. Therefore, a two-year field experiment was aimed to investigate the effects of shading at flowering (S1) and pod development (S2) s...
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Plant abiotic stresses endanger crop production and food security to a growing degree under the present climate change scenario. This calls for effective measures to be deployed to increase the level of agricultural production to meet the needs of soaring world population. Application of osmo-protectants and soluble sugars were reported to counter...
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Key message Under cold conditions, StICE1 enhances plant cold tolerance by upregulating StLTI6A expression to maintain the cell membrane stability. Abstract Cold stress affects potato plants growth and development, crop productivity and quality. The ICE-CBF-COR regulatory cascade is the well-known pathway in response to cold stress in plants. ICE1...
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Nanotechnology is one of the promising techniques and shares wide ranges of applications almost in every field of life. Nanomaterials are getting continuous attractions due to specific physical and chemical properties and being applied as multifunctional material. The use of nanomaterials/nanoparticles in agriculture sector for crop improvement and...
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Previous studies indicated the grain yield and compositions of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) were affected by long-term elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration conditions. However, the roles of protein expression in wheat grain quality changes under multigenerational elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration are still rarely known. This study explored t...
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Plants are frequently exposed to one or more abiotic stresses, including combined salinity-drought, which significantly lowers plant growth. Many studies have been conducted to evaluate the responses of plants to combined salinity and drought stress. However, a meta-analysis-based systematic review has not been conducted yet. Therefore, this study...
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Arsenic (As) is characterized as phytotoxic and belongs to the general stresses which hinder plant growth and productivity. The elimination of As accumulation in wheat grain is a major research goal and having knowledge in physiological grounds for As stress resisting will help to protect plants and human against these toxicities. 5-aminolevulinic...
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Arsenic (As) is characterized as phytotoxic and belongs to the general stresses which hinder plant growth and productivity. The elimination of As accumulation in wheat grain is a major research goal and having knowledge in physiological grounds for As stress resisting will help to protect plants and human against these toxicities. 5-aminolevulinic...
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Salinity is the primary environmental stress that adversely affects plants’ growth and productivity in many areas of the world. Published research validated the role of aspartic acid in improving plant tolerance against salinity stress. Therefore, in the present work, factorial pot trials in a completely randomized design were conducted to examine...
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Natural and/or human-caused salinization of soils has become a growing problem in the world, and salinization endangers agro-ecosystems by causing salt stress in most cultivated plants, which has a direct effect on food quality and quantity. Several techniques, as well as numerous strategies, have been developed in recent years to help plants cope...
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Microalgae and cyanobacteria include procaryotic and eucaryotic photosynthetic micro-organisms that produce biomass rich in biomolecules with a high value. Some examples of these biomolecules are proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, pigments, antioxidants, and vitamins. Currently, microalgae are also considered a good source of biofuel feedstock. The m...
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Nowadays, investigations of some specific secondary metabolites estimated near 10,000 various compounds of phenolic nature in different plant species. The interest in natural compounds is not only due to their antioxidant potential, but also to their economic impact, as most of them may be extracted from underexploited plant species. The presented...
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Aluminium (Al) is the primary reason for toxicity in acid soils due to the phytotoxicity of these soils along with high mineral content (Rahman et al. 2018). There is reduction in nutrient and water uptake in the root tip of plant caused by Al toxicity because of cell divi- sion and elongation (Yang et al. 2013). Many crops and/or crop species show...
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Boron (B) toxicity is an important abiotic stress that drastically damages agricultural production worldwide, mostly in arid regions. Several studies have reported large losses in wheat due to high B in arable land. The identification of different B-toxicity-tolerant wheat germplasm and using them in breeding programs to develop tolerant cultivars...
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Rhizospheric melatonin application has a positive effect on the tolerance of plants to low temperature; however, it remains unknown whether the rhizosphere microorganisms are involved in this process. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of exogenous melatonin on the diversity and functioning of fungi and bacteria in rhizosphere of b...
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Mono-cropping in the farming system decline in farm profit, climate change, and food insecurity are some of the major concerns that lead to unsustainability in the agricultural production system in the Eastern Gangetic Plains. A study was conducted for three years from June 2019 to June 2022 at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, P...
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Nitrogen (N) deficiency represents an important limiting factor affecting photosynthetic productivity and the yields of crop plants. Significant reported differences in N use efficiency between the crop species and genotypes provide a good background for the studies of diversity of photosynthetic and photoprotective responses associated with nitrog...
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Soybean is widely used in the food industry because of its high fatty acid and protein content. However, the increased use of pesticides to control pests during cultivation, in addition to being a public health concern, may influence the nutritional quality of soybeans. This study aimed to assess the nutritional quality of soybeans with respect to...
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It is well-known that eating highly nutritious foods has health benefits which may include the prevention of diabetes, heart disease, cancers and other diseases. We examined five yard-long bean cultivars commonly grown in Bangladesh to determine their quality and nutritional composition in terms of carbohydrates, protein, moisture content, fat, ash...
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Cluster bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L.) yield has plateaued due to reduction in rainfall and rise in temperature. Therefore, its production cycle could not get appropriate water and temperature. It becomes important to standardize the sowing time and plant spacing of cluster beans in changing climate scenarios to get higher productivity. Therefor...
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Light flux and quality are crucial factor for setting endogenous plant circadian rhythms. Evaluating the daily rhythmicity of leaf chlorophyll content is an effective method to monitor the plant physiological endogenous clock in response to environmental signals such as light availability/quality. Here, we used a leaf-clip sensor to monitor diurnal...
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Solanum tuberosum (St) and Solanum commersonii (Sc) are two potato varieties with different freezing tolerance. Among them, St is a freezing-sensitive variety and. Sc is a cold-resistant wild potato. CBF/DREB family members mainly function in response to freezing stress. In order to explore the different roles of St C-Repeat Binding Factor1 (StCBF1...
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Silicon (Si) is one of the essential and important elements that plays a vital role in the growth and productivity of crop plants by improving their nutritional status. The exogenous application of Si activates plant defense and phytohormones signaling mechanisms under biotic and abiotic stresses. Different soil factors such as soil pH, texture, or...
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The wheat lines affected by a decrease in the leaf chlorophyll content typically experience a biomass loss. A known major problem of the chlorophyll-deficient wheat mutants is their limited prevention of Photosystem I (PSI) over-reduction brought about by an insufficient cyclic electron flow, potentially exposing them to a higher sensitivity to lig...
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This study aimed to characterise the specific phenotypic responses and the sensitivity of photosynthetic parameters to progressive drought in modern wheat genotypes. In pot experiments, we tested eight wheat genotypes (Triticum sp.) that differed in ploidy level and country of origin. Water stress was simulated by the restriction of irrigation, whi...
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Carbon is a part of all living creatures and it is the chief constructing block for life on this planet carbon occurs in several appearances, mainly as plant biomass, organic matter in soil, as gas CO 2 in the air and dissipated in seawater. Soil carbon exhausts when production of carbon increases than carbon contribution. Soil comprises nearly 75%...
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In this study, the role of the signalling molecule nitric oxide (NO) in magnetopriming-mediated induction of salinity tolerance in soybean seeds is established. The cross-talk of NO with germination-related hormones gibberellic acid (GA), abscisic acid (ABA) and auxin (IAA) for their ability to reduce the Na+/K+ ratio in the seeds germinating under...
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Light is the energy source for photosynthesis and the key environmental factor for a plant’s life processes from seedling development to vegetative growth and flowering, including chlorophyll production, phototropism, photoperiodism, photomorphogenesis, and circadian rhythms. During daylight hours, plants must adjust to changes of several orders of...
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Aims Vegetation in ironstone outcrops is under potential environmental stressors. The aim of this work was to understand the relationships between the ecological strategies of species from ironstone outcrops in Brazil and their photosynthetic adjustments, and to contribute for the selection of species for the recovery of mined environments. Method...
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Sustainable Crop Productivity and Quality under Climate Change: Responses of Crop Plants to Climate Change explores the physiological, biochemical, and molecular basis of the responses of major crop plants to a range of climate change scenarios. From the development of climate-resilient crop varieties which lead to enhanced crop productivity and qu...
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In arid and semiarid regions and under rainfed conditions, water availability is one of the principal ecological constraints that hinder agriculture’s sustainability. The super absorbent polymer (agricultural) is water-absorbing and is cross-linked to absorb aqueous solutions through bonding with water molecules. It is a new approach to water manag...
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Global warming in this century increases incidences of various abiotic stresses restricting plant growth and productivity and posing a severe threat to global food production and security. The plant produces different osmolytes and hormones to combat the harmful effects of these abiotic stresses. Melatonin (MT) is a plant hormone that possesses exc...
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Micronutrient deficiency is a major constraint for the growth, yield and nutritional quality of cowpea which results in nutritional disorders in humans. Micronutrients including molybdenum (Mo), iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) play a pivotal role in crop nutrition, and their role in different metabolic processes in crops has been highlighted. In order to i...
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Abscisic acid (ABA) is a plant growth regulator known for its functions, especially in seed maturation, seed dormancy, adaptive responses to biotic and abiotic stresses, and leaf and bud abscission. ABA activity is governed by multiple regulatory pathways that control ABA biosynthesis, signal transduction, and transport. The transport of the ABA si...
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Indoxacarb, a promising new generation insecticide, is gaining popularity among vegetable growers in West Bengal, India, for controlling a large number of insects. However, it may simultaneously also increase the risk of contamination in the edible portions of the vegetables. This study was planned to analyze the persistence behavior of indoxacarb...
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The impact of elevated temperature at the reproductive stage of a crop is one of the critical limitations that influence crop growth and productivity globally. This study was aimed to reveal how sowing time and changing field temperature influence on the regulation of oxidative stress indicators, antioxidant enzymes activity, soluble sugars (SS), a...
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Moringa leaf extract (MLE) has been shown to promote beneficial outcomes in animals and plants. It is rich in amino acids, antioxidants, phytohormones, minerals, and many other bioactive compounds with nutritional and growth-promoting potential. Recent reports indicated that MLE improved abiotic stress tolerance in plants. Our understanding of the...
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Arsenic contamination in the rice agro-ecosystem, its consequent spread into the food chain, and its adverse impact are a global concern. However, assessment of the impact of arsenic contamination on the qualitative aspect of rice in the post-harvest phase has not been attempted. We laid down this particular experiment with the aim to assess how ar...
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Key message Glycinebetaine alleviates chilling stress by protecting photosystems I and II inBADH-transgenic and GB-treated tomato plants, which can be an effective strategy for improving crop chilling tolerance. Abstract Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is one of the most cultivated vegetables in the world, but is highly susceptible to chilling stres...
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Main conclusion ICEs are key transcription factors in response to cold in plant, they also balance plant growth and stress tolerance. Thus, we systematize the information about ICEs published to date. Abstract Low temperature is an important factor affecting plant growth and development. Exposing to cold condition results in a suit of effects on p...
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Salinity stress is one of the major global problems that negatively affect crop growth and productivity. Therefore, ecofriendly and sustainable strategies for mitigating salinity stress in agricultural production and global food security are highly demandable. Sugarcane press mud (PM) is an excellent source of the organic amendment, and the role of...
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In this recent era, several approaches have been developed to alleviate the adverse effects of salinity stress in different plants. However, some of them are not eco-friendly. In this context, evolving sustainable approaches which enhance the productivity of saline soil without harming the environment are necessary. Many recent studies showed that...
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A research trial was conducted at Agronomy Farm (SKUAST-K, Wadura, Jammu & Kash-mir), during kharif 2017 and 2018 to evaluate nutrient removal in rice under various rice establishment methods and weed control measures. The study comprised of two factors: rice establishment techniques {(Transplanting (TPR); Direct seeding (DSR) and System of rice in...
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The accumulation of cadmium (Cd) in leaves reduces photosynthetic capacity by degrading photosynthetic pigments, reducing photosystem II activity, and producing reactive oxygen species (ROS). Though it was demonstrated that the application of Methyl Jasmonate (MeJA) induces heavy metal (HM) stress tolerance in plants, its role in adjusting redox ba...
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Objectives: Berberis lycium, Adhatoda vasica, and Zizypus jujuba are common worldwide medicinal plants. These plants are used in different diseases by local people. However, the scientific rationale for the use of these plants is limited especially in diseases arising from oxidative stress. This study was therefore aimed to evaluate the antioxidant...
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Objectives: Berberis lycium, Adhatoda vasica, and Zizypus jujuba are common worldwide medicinal plants. These plants are used in different diseases by local people. However, the scientific rationale for the use of these plants is limited especially in diseases arising from oxidative stress. This study was therefore aimed to evaluate the antioxidant...
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Wheat ( Triticum aestivum L.) is an important staple food crop for one third of global population and important crop for securing future food security. Rapid changes in the climate on global scale could be a threat for future food security. This situation urges plant breeders to explore the genetic potential of existing wheat germplasm. This study...
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Rice being the major food crop for more than half of the world population is severely affected by drought stress starting from the establishment of the seedling. We focused on the UV-B priming mediated transgenerational drought tolerance of a drought-tolerant rice variety (Vaisakh) towards polyethylene glycol (PEG) 6,000 (20%)-induced drought. Resu...