Selenium in higher plants: understanding mechanisms for biofortification and phytoremediation.

@article{Zhu2009SeleniumIH,
  title={Selenium in higher plants: understanding mechanisms for biofortification and phytoremediation.},
  author={Yongguan Zhu and Elizabeth A H Pilon-Smits and Fangjie Zhao and Paul N Williams and Andrew A Meharg},
  journal={Trends in plant science},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={436-42}
}
Selenium (Se) is an essential micronutrient for many organisms, including plants, animals and humans. As plants are the main source of dietary Se, plant Se metabolism is therefore important for Se nutrition of humans and other animals. However, the concentration of Se in plant foods varies between areas, and too much Se can lead to toxicity. As we discuss here, plant Se uptake and metabolism can be exploited for the purposes of developing high-Se crop cultivars and for plant-mediated removal of… CONTINUE READING
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