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Research Project: Genetic and Genomic Basis of Vegetable and Fruit Biology, Quality and Nutrient Content

Location: Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research

Title: Effect of selenium treatment on biomass production and mineral content in common bean varieties

Author
item Figueiredo, Marislaine - Cornell University - New York
item Oliveira, D. - Universidade Federal De Lavras
item Andrade, M. - Universidade Federal De Lavras
item Guilherme, Luiz - Universidade Federal De Lavras
item Li, Li

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/18/2015
Publication Date: 10/18/2015
Citation: Figueiredo, M., Oliveira, D., Andrade, M., Guilherme, L., Li, L. 2015. Effect of selenium treatment on biomass production and mineral content in common bean varieties. In: 4th International Conference on Selenium in the Environment and Human Health, October 18-21, 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil. p.23-24.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The mineral selenium is important to human health. The goal of the research was to evaluate common bean cultivars for their responses to and abilities to accumulate selenium. The experimental design was completely randomized and the treatments consisted of control (in modified Hoagland and Arnon's solution), 5 uM of selenate and plus 50 uM of zinc. The plant growth and mineral contents were determined. Common bean plant growth was not affected by selenium supplement and about 2-fold difference in total selenium content was observed among common bean cultivars.