Silicon uptake and accumulation in higher plants.

  title={Silicon uptake and accumulation in higher plants.},
  author={Jian Feng Ma and Naoki Yamaji},
  journal={Trends in plant science},
  volume={11 8},
Silicon (Si) accumulation differs greatly between plant species because of differences in Si uptake by the roots. Recently, a gene encoding a Si uptake transporter in rice, a typical Si-accumulating plant, was isolated. The beneficial effects of Si are mainly associated with its high deposition in plant tissues, enhancing their strength and rigidity… CONTINUE READING