Cesium Uptake by Rice Roots Largely Depends Upon a Single Gene, HAK1, Which Encodes a Potassium Transporter

@article{Rai2017CesiumUB,
  title={Cesium Uptake by Rice Roots Largely Depends Upon a Single Gene, HAK1, Which Encodes a Potassium Transporter},
  author={H. Rai and Saki Yokoyama and Namiko Satoh-Nagasawa and J. Furukawa and Takiko Nomi and Yasuka Ito and Shigeto Fujimura and H. Takahashi and R. Suzuki and ELMannai Yousra and A. Goto and S. Fuji and S. Nakamura and T. Shinano and Nobuhiro Nagasawa and H. Wabiko and H. Hattori},
  journal={Plant and Cell Physiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={58},
  pages={1486–1493}
}
  • H. Rai, Saki Yokoyama, +14 authors H. Hattori
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Plant and Cell Physiology
  • Incidents at the Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear power stations have resulted in widespread environmental contamination by radioactive nuclides. Among them, 137cesium has a 30 year half-life, and its persistence in soil raises serious food security issues. It is therefore important to prevent plants, especially crop plants, from absorbing radiocesium. In Arabidopsis thaliana, cesium ions are transported into root cells by several different potassium transporters such as high-affinity K… CONTINUE READING
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