Beneficial effects of exogenous iodine in lettuce plants subjected to salinity stress.

@article{Leyva2011BeneficialEO,
  title={Beneficial effects of exogenous iodine in lettuce plants subjected to salinity stress.},
  author={Roc{\'i}o Leyva and Eva S{\'a}nchez-Rodr{\'i}guez and Juan Jos{\'e} R{\'i}os and Mar{\'i}a del Mar Rubio-Wilhelmi and Luis Alberto Lopez Romero and Juan Manuel Ru{\'i}z and Bego{\~n}a Blasco},
  journal={Plant science : an international journal of experimental plant biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={181 2},
  pages={195-202}
}
Salinity inhibits plant growth due to ionic and osmotic effects on metabolic processes and nutritional balance, leading to impaired physiological functions. Selenium (Se) and silicon (Si) can be partially alleviated by the effects wrought by NaCl on the plant metabolism. Iodine (I), applied as iodate (IO(3)(-)) in biofortification programmes, has been confirmed to improve the antioxidant response in lettuce plants. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine whether the application of IO(3… CONTINUE READING