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Preparation of Selenium-enriched Sprouts and Identification of Their Selenium Species by High-performance Liquid Chromatography-Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
Sprouts of several plants (10 families and 28 species) were cultivated in a high selenium environment, and the chemical species of selenium in these selenium-enriched sprouts were identified by usingExpand
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Application of glutathione to roots selectively inhibits cadmium transport from roots to shoots in oilseed rape
Glutathione is a tripeptide involved in various aspects of plant metabolism. This study investigated the effects of the reduced form of glutathione (GSH) applied to specific organs (source leaves,Expand
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Effect of cadmium on the chemical composition of xylem exudate from oilseed rape plants (Brassica napus L.)
Abstract Phytoremediation is a good technique for removing cadmium (Cd) from farmland soils. To remove Cd from these soils effectively, it is necessary for Cd ions to be transported to the shootExpand
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The social gradient in life expectancy: the contrary case of Okinawa in Japan.
This paper examines the social gradient theory of health and life expectancy presented by Evans and his colleagues [Evans, R.G., Barer, M.L. and Marmor, T.R. (Eds.), 1994. Why are some People HealthyExpand
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Decomposition of Sewage Sludges in Soil as Affected by their Organic Matter Composition
The rate of mineralization of C and N in a Light-colored Andosol amended with six different sewage sIudges was studied during a 8-week incubation period at 28°C in order to determine how the chemicalExpand
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Effect of chloride application and low soil pH on cadmium uptake from soil by plants
Abstract Although phytoremediation is a promising method for the removal of cadmium (Cd) from contaminated soil, plants remove Cd from soil slowly. To increase Cd uptake by plants, the effects of theExpand
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Cesium Uptake by Rice Roots Largely Depends Upon a Single Gene, HAK1, Which Encodes a Potassium Transporter
Incidents at the Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear power stations have resulted in widespread environmental contamination by radioactive nuclides. Among them, 137cesium has a 30 year half-life, and itsExpand
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Melanogenesis inhibitory activity of components from Salam leaf (Syzygium polyanthum) extract
In order to identify a novel whitening agent, the methanol extract of S. polyanthum leaf was focused on by the screening test using nine Indonesian medicinal plants for the inhibition ofExpand
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Isolation of novel types of Arabidopsis mutants with altered reactions to cadmium: cadmium-gradient agar plates are an effective screen for the heavy metal-related mutants
We are interested in elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying plant reactions to the toxic heavy metal cadmium (Cd). To this end, we devised a new screening strategy using agar plates with aExpand
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Analysis of phloem exudate collected from fruit-bearing stems of coconut palm: Palm trees as a source of molecules circulating in sieve tubes
Abstract Sieve tubes have been attracting widespread research interest because of their possible role in mediating physiological signals within the whole plant. However, progress in research into theExpand
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