The effect of silicon on maize growth under cadmium stress

The effect of silicon on maize growth under cadmium stress The effects of silicon (Si) supply (0, 0.1, 0.5, 1.5, 3.0, and 5.0 mM Si) on maize seedling growth, Si and Cd accumulation, and thiol peptide synthesis under Cd stress conditions were studied. The addition of Si to the growth medium resulted in the significantly higher Si accumulation in plant tissues. The average values of growth parameters (root and shoot fresh weights and root net elongation rates) showed a beneficial role of Si on growth of non-Cd-treated plants, while there was no evidence that silicon mitigated Cd toxicity in maize seedlings. Cadmium exposure depressed plant growth and induced phytochelatin (PC) synthesis. The accumulation of Cd and PCs in roots significantly decreased with increasing Si concentrations in the nutrient solution; however, their accumulation in shoots was not changed in the presence of Si. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Plant Physiology Springer Journals

The effect of silicon on maize growth under cadmium stress

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/the-effect-of-silicon-on-maize-growth-under-cadmium-stress-kfFFV40000
Publisher
Pleiades Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Subject
Life Sciences; Plant Physiology; Plant Sciences
ISSN
1021-4437
eISSN
1608-3407
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1021443715010057
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

The effects of silicon (Si) supply (0, 0.1, 0.5, 1.5, 3.0, and 5.0 mM Si) on maize seedling growth, Si and Cd accumulation, and thiol peptide synthesis under Cd stress conditions were studied. The addition of Si to the growth medium resulted in the significantly higher Si accumulation in plant tissues. The average values of growth parameters (root and shoot fresh weights and root net elongation rates) showed a beneficial role of Si on growth of non-Cd-treated plants, while there was no evidence that silicon mitigated Cd toxicity in maize seedlings. Cadmium exposure depressed plant growth and induced phytochelatin (PC) synthesis. The accumulation of Cd and PCs in roots significantly decreased with increasing Si concentrations in the nutrient solution; however, their accumulation in shoots was not changed in the presence of Si.

Journal

Russian Journal of Plant PhysiologySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 4, 2015

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve Freelancer

DeepDyve Pro

Price
FREE
$49/month

$360/year
Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed
Create lists to
organize your research
Export lists, citations
Read DeepDyve articles
Abstract access only
Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles
Print
20 pages/month
PDF Discount
20% off