Silicon Stimulates Plant Growth and Metabolism in Rice Plants under Conventional and Osmotic Stress Conditions

  title={Silicon Stimulates Plant Growth and Metabolism in Rice Plants under Conventional and Osmotic Stress Conditions},
  author={Sara Monzerrat Ram{\'i}rez-Olvera and Libia Iris Trejo-T{\'e}llez and Fernando Carlos G{\'o}mez-Merino and Lucero del Mar Ruiz-Posadas and Ernesto Gabriel Alc{\'a}ntar-Gonz{\'a}lez and Crescenciano Saucedo-Veloz},
Exogenous silicon (Si) can enhance plant resistance to various abiotic factors causing osmotic stress. The objective of this research was to evaluate the application of 1 and 2 mM Si to plants under normal conditions and under osmotic stress. Morelos A-98 rice seedlings, were treated with 1 and 2 mM SiO2 for 28 d. Subsequently, half of the plants were subjected to osmotic stress with the addition of 10% polyethylene glycol (PEG) 8000; and continued with the addition of Si (0, 1 and 2 mM SiO2… 
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