Renwei Feng

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This study was carried out to investigate the effects of selenium (Se) on the uptake and translocation of cadmium (Cd) and essential elements in paddy rice (Oryza sativa L., Shuangyou 998). Selenium could alleviate/aggravate Cd toxicity in paddy rice, which depended on the dosages of Se and/or Cd. When Cd treatment level was as low as 35.6 μM, ≤12.7 μM Se(More)
Selenium (Se) can be used to detoxify antimony (Sb); however, the associated mechanisms are not fully understood, in particular, the responses of essential elements to co-exposure to Se and Sb. To resolve the above question, two nested hydroponic experiments based on a two-factor, five-level central composite design, were performed using a conventional(More)
It is well established that low levels of selenium (Se) are protective against low levels of cadmium (Cd) toxicity and can significantly reduce Cd uptake in plants. However, our previous study reported that the addition of Se hampered the growth of paddy rice exposed to high levels of Cd and enhanced Cd uptake. The relevant mechanisms underlying the dual(More)
The effects of Sb(V), alone or combined with Se, on the growth and root development of plants are unknown. The aim of this study is to investigate the interaction between selenite and different forms of Sb and the effects on their uptake in rice and on rice root morphology. A hydroponic experiment was conducted that contained fourteen treatments. The(More)
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