September 12, 2016

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  • The proposed model of Si-mediated alleviation of Fe deficiency in cucumber.

    Silicon enhances leaf remobilization of iron in cucumber

    Recently it has been demonstrated that Si nutrition can alleviate Fe deficiency chlorosis in cucumber (Cucumis sativus) by enhancing acquisition and root-to-shoot translocation of Fe. Here, Pavlovic et al. show that Si induces Fe mobilization in older (sink) leaves and increases its retranslocation to younger (source) leaves. In older leaves, Si enhanced expression of NAS1 […] More