Uptake system of silicon in different plant species.

  • Namiki Mitani, Jian Feng Ma
  • Published 2005 in Journal of experimental botany
The accumulation of silicon (Si) in the shoots varies considerably among plant species, but the mechanism responsible for this variation is poorly understood. The uptake system of Si was investigated in terms of the radial transport from the external solution to the root cortical cells and the release of Si from the cortical cells to the xylem in rice… (More)