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 AS  Vol.7 No.1 , January 2016
Silicon Mediated Arsenic Reduction in Rice by Limiting Its Uptake
Abstract: This study was planned to examine the effects of exogenous silicon supply on growth parameters and arsenic accumulation level in rice. The experiment was conducted in the wire house of Saline Agriculture Research Centre, Institute of Soil and Environmental Science, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. The study was comprised of treatments viz: control; (100 μM Arsenic); (200 μM Arsenic); (5 mM Silicon); (5 mM Silicon + 100 μM Arsenic) and (5 mM Silicon + 200 μM Arsenic). Results revealed that maximum shoot fresh weight, shoot dry weight, root fresh weight and root dry weight were observed in (5 mM Si) solution. In the same way, maximum number of tillers was also recorded in (5 mM Si) solution; while silicon application failed to alleviate arsenic concentration of rice genotype.
Cite this paper: Mohsin Raza, M. , Ullah, S. , Ahmad, Z. , Saqib, S. , Ahmad, S. , Bilal, H. and Wali, F. (2016) Silicon Mediated Arsenic Reduction in Rice by Limiting Its Uptake. Agricultural Sciences, 7, 1-10. doi: 10.4236/as.2016.71001.
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