Silicon modifies root anatomy, and uptake and subcellular distribution of cadmium in young maize plants.

@article{Vaculk2012SiliconMR,
  title={Silicon modifies root anatomy, and uptake and subcellular distribution of cadmium in young maize plants.},
  author={Marek Vacul{\'i}k and Tommy Landberg and Maria Greger and Miroslava Luxov{\'a} and Miroslava Stol{\'a}rikov{\'a} and Alexander Lux},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2012},
  volume={110 2},
  pages={433-43}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Silicon (Si) has been shown to ameliorate the negative influence of cadmium (Cd) on plant growth and development. However, the mechanism of this phenomenon is not fully understood. Here we describe the effect of Si on growth, and uptake and subcellular distribution of Cd in maize plants in relation to the development of root tissues. METHODS Young maize plants (Zea mays) were cultivated for 10 d hydroponically with 5 or 50 µm Cd and/or 5 mm Si. Growth parameters and the… CONTINUE READING