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Calcium in plants.
Calcium is an essential plant nutrient. It is required for various structural roles in the cell wall and membranes, it is a counter-cation for inorganic and organic anions in the vacuole, and theExpand
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Zinc in plants.
Zinc (Zn) is an essential component of thousands of proteins in plants, although it is toxic in excess. In this review, the dominant fluxes of Zn in the soil-root-shoot continuum are described,Expand
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Biofortification of crops with seven mineral elements often lacking in human diets--iron, zinc, copper, calcium, magnesium, selenium and iodine.
The diets of over two-thirds of the world's population lack one or more essential mineral elements. This can be remedied through dietary diversification, mineral supplementation, food fortification,Expand
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Phylogenetic variation in the silicon composition of plants.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Silicon (Si) in plants provides structural support and improves tolerance to diseases, drought and metal toxicity. Shoot Si concentrations are generally considered to be greaterExpand
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Root responses to cadmium in the rhizosphere: a review.
This article reviews the responses of plant roots to elevated rhizosphere cadmium (Cd) concentrations. Cadmium enters plants from the soil solution. It traverses the root through symplasmic orExpand
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How do plants respond to nutrient shortage by biomass allocation?
Plants constantly sense the changes in their environment; when mineral elements are scarce, they often allocate a greater proportion of their biomass to the root system. This acclimatory response isExpand
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The pathways of calcium movement to the xylem.
  • P. White
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental botany
  • 1 May 2001
Calcium is an essential plant nutrient. It is acquired from the soil solution by the root system and translocated to the shoot via the xylem. The root must balance the delivery of calcium to theExpand
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Biofortifying crops with essential mineral elements.
Humans require more than 22 mineral elements, which can all be supplied by an appropriate diet. However, the diets of populations subsisting on cereals, or inhabiting regions where soil mineralExpand
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Changes in Gene Expression in Arabidopsis Shoots during Phosphate Starvation and the Potential for Developing Smart Plants1
Our aim was to generate and prove the concept of “smart” plants to monitor plant phosphorus (P) status in Arabidopsis. Smart plants can be genetically engineered by transformation with a constructExpand
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The high affinity K+ transporter AtHAK5 plays a physiological role in planta at very low K+ concentrations and provides a caesium uptake pathway in Arabidopsis.
Caesium (Cs(+)) is a potentially toxic mineral element that is released into the environment and taken up by plants. Although Cs(+) is chemically similar to potassium (K(+)), and much is known aboutExpand
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