Journal article

Selenium Biofortification and Interaction With Other Elements in Plants: A Review.

Xinbin Zhou, Jing Yang, Herbert J Kronzucker, Weiming Shi

Frontiers in Plant Science | Published : 2020

Abstract

Selenium (Se) is an essential element for humans and animals and its deficiency in the diet is a global problem. Crop plants are the main source of Se for consumers. Therefore, there is much interest in understanding the factors that govern the accumulation and distribution of Se in the tissues of crop plants and the mechanisms of interaction of Se absorption and accumulation with other elements, especially with a view toward optimizing Se biofortification. An ideal crop for human consumption is rich in essential nutrient elements such as Se, while showing reduced accumulation of toxic elements in its edible parts. This review focuses on (a) summarizing the nutritional functions of Se and th..

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