An Overview of Selenium Uptake, Metabolism, and Toxicity in Plants

  title={An Overview of Selenium Uptake, Metabolism, and Toxicity in Plants},
  author={Meetu Gupta and Shikha Gupta},
  booktitle={Front. Plant Sci.},
Selenium (Se) is an essential micronutrient for humans and animals, but lead to toxicity when taken in excessive amounts. Plants are the main source of dietary Se, but essentiality of Se for plants is still controversial. However, Se at low doses protects the plants from variety of abiotic stresses such as cold, drought, desiccation, and metal stress. In animals, Se acts as an antioxidant and helps in reproduction, immune responses, thyroid hormone metabolism. Selenium is chemically similar to… CONTINUE READING
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