Impact of sodium-selenate on the growth of radish seedlings in vitro

É Domokos-Szabolcsy, Zs Veres, M. G. Fári, I. Holb, B. Kovács, J. Prokisch

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Abstract

Selenium (Se) is an essential trace element for animals, microorganisms and some other Eukaryotes. It has become increasingly evident that Se plays a significant role in reducing the incidence of lung, colorectal and prostate cancer in humans. Although it is well known that some species among higher plants are able to accumulate selenium in their tissues, but others are not able to do so, and there is evidence that selenium is needed for the growth of algae, meanwhile the question of essentiality of Se in vascular plants is unresolved. We aimed to study the in vitro growing and to characterise some physiological properties in radish (Raphanus sativus L.) seedlings treated with 0 to 200 mg/L sodium-selenate. The results showed that lower (2 mg/L) concentration sodium-selenate increased the biomass as well as the total antioxidant capacity of seedlings. The seedling's selenium content showed linear correlation with the sodium-selenate content of the medium.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding
EditorsMiklos Fari, Imre Holb, Gyorgy Bisztray
Pages181-185
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2006

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
Volume725 I
ISSN (Print)0567-7572

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Keywords

  • Photoautotrophic culture
  • Radish (Raphanus sativus L.) seedling
  • Selenium content
  • Total antioxidant capacity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture

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Domokos-Szabolcsy, É., Veres, Z., Fári, M. G., Holb, I., Kovács, B., & Prokisch, J. (2006). Impact of sodium-selenate on the growth of radish seedlings in vitro. In M. Fari, I. Holb, & G. Bisztray (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding (pp. 181-185). (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 725 I).