The concentration of selenium matters: a field study on mercury accumulation in rice by selenite treatment in qingzhen, Guizhou, China

@article{Li2015TheCO,
  title={The concentration of selenium matters: a field study on mercury accumulation in rice by selenite treatment in qingzhen, Guizhou, China},
  author={Yu-feng Li and Jiating Zhao and Yunyun Li and Hanjun Li and Junfang Zhang and Bai Li and Yuxi Gao and Chunying Chen and Manyi Luo and Rui Huang and Jun Li},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2015},
  volume={391},
  pages={195-205}
}
The consumption of rice grain produced in mercury (Hg) contaminated soil was identified as a major route of dietary Hg exposure. The aims were 1) to determine the most suitable concentration of Se that can lead to least Hg accumulation in rice grain in real Hg contaminated paddy field in Qingzhen, and 2) to elucidate the possible mechanism of the protection against the phytotoxicity of Hg in rice by Se. Rice plants were treated with different concentrations (0, 0.01, 0.1, 0.5, 1 and 5 μg/mL) of… CONTINUE READING