Physiological, genetic, and molecular characterization of a high-Cd-accumulating rice cultivar, Jarjan.

@article{Ueno2011PhysiologicalGA,
  title={Physiological, genetic, and molecular characterization of a high-Cd-accumulating rice cultivar, Jarjan.},
  author={Daisei Ueno and Emi Koyama and Naoki Yamaji and Jian Feng Ma},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2011},
  volume={62 7},
  pages={2265-72}
}
Cadmium (Cd) in rice is a major source of Cd intake for people on a staple rice diet. The mechanisms underlying Cd accumulation in rice plant are still poorly understood. Here, we characterized the physiology and genetics of Cd transport in a high-Cd-accumulating cultivar (Jarjan) of rice (Oryza sativa). Jarjan showed 5- to 34-fold higher Cd accumulation in the shoots and grains than the cultivar Nipponbare, when it was grown in either a non-Cd-contaminated or a Cd-contaminated soil. A short… CONTINUE READING