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Application of Silicon and Selenium in Rice for Reducing Cadmium Stress

Mohammad Reza Boorboori, Husen Qiu, Jieyun Liu, Haiyang Zhang*

College of Environment and Surveying and Mapping Engineering, Suzhou University, Suzhou, 234000, China

* Corresponding Author: Haiyang Zhang. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Identification of Genetic/Epigenetic Components Responding to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Crops)

Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany 2023, 92(6), 1873-1886.


Rice is an essential part of the human diet in most parts of the world; On the other hand, the industrialization of societies has led to pollution of the environment, including heavy metal contamination of soil and water, which negatively affects rice production and quality. Therefore, finding ways to increase the yield and quality of this strategic crop seems essential. Several studies have been conducted in recent decades to find effective and inexpensive solutions to reduce the adverse effects of heavy metals in rice fields. Due to the negative effect of cadmium pollution on rice quality and yield, the current study aimed to investigate cadmium absorption and transfer mechanisms in rice (from absorption by roots to loading in grains), and its effects on rice morphology, physiology, and biochemistry (such as biomass, nutrient absorption, antioxidant defenses). Also, rice’s natural mechanisms for detoxifying cadmium were discussed. This study also intended to identify the absorption and transfer pathways of silicon and selenium in rice, their roles in improving rice structures, and their antagonistic effects on reducing cadmium stress (absorption, transport, and toxicity of cadmium).


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Boorboori, M. R., Qiu, H., Liu, J., Zhang, H. (2023). Application of Silicon and Selenium in Rice for Reducing Cadmium Stress. Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, 92(6), 1873–1886.

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