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Antimony (Sb) toxicity and contamination has become a growing concern in recent years. Remediation of Sb contamination using plants may be an effective approach. This study aimed to investigate the potential of antimony (Sb) tolerance and accumulation by plants, as well as to understand the antioxidative responses to Sb. One set of hydroponic trials was set(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)
This study was conducted to investigate the use of elevated carbon dioxide (CO2), plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium Burkholderia sp. D54 (PGPR) and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) to enhance the phytoextraction efficiency of ryegrass in response to multiple heavy metal (or metalloid)-polluted soil containing zinc (Zn), arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd)(More)
Selenium has been proven to be an antioxidant in plants at low dosages. To understand better the mechanisms of Se toxicity and benefit to plants, more investigations about effects of Se on the uptake of essential elements in plants would be desirable. In this study, hydroponic (nutrient solution culture) and pot (soil culture) experiments were(More)
The economical, environmental friendly and efficient materials to remediate the pollution with multiple heavy metals and metalloids are scarce. Silkworm excrement (SE) and mushroom dregs (MD) are two types of agricultural wastes, and they are widely used to improve the soil fertility in many regions of China. A pot experiment with sixteen treatments was set(More)
The turn-off time of the RSD(reversely switched dynistor) switch is investigated by experiments in this paper. According to its special operating mode, the turn-off criterion of the RSD and a measuring method of the turn-off time are proposed. The measuring platform of the turn-off time is designed and established. The measuring precision is 1.1µs.(More)
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)
To identify the key barrier parts and relevant elements during Cd/As transport into brown rice, 16 elements were measured in 14 different parts of 21 rice genotypes; moreover, transcriptomic of different nodes was analyzed. Cd/As contents in root and nodes were significantly higher than those other parts. Node I had the highest Cd content among nodes,(More)
This study was conducted to investigate the possibility of using a combined technology to synchronously reduce As and Cd accumulation in the edible parts of Brassica campestris. The results showed that a foliar application of selenite (Se) and silicon (Si) combined with soil ameliorants (including Ca-Mg-P fertilizer, sodium silicate and red mud) showed(More)
Most current technologies can hardly simultaneously reduce the accumulation of arsenic (As) and cadmium (Cd) in crops. In this study, root application of selenite [Se (IV)] and selenate [Se (VI)] was used to assess their abilities to reduce the accumulation of As and Cd, and maintain the yields and quality of rice grains. The results show that Se (IV)(More)