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Silicon as a Vegetable Crops Modulator—A Review

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Instituto de Conservación y Mejora de la Agrodiversidad Valenciana, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
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Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, India
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Plants 2019, 8(6), 148; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants8060148
Received: 18 April 2019 / Revised: 7 May 2019 / Accepted: 29 May 2019 / Published: 31 May 2019
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Abstract

Vegetables require an optimum supply of mineral elements like silicon (Si). Si is second to oxygen in its abundance in the earth crust, and its role is quite significant in tackling biotic and abiotic stresses of vegetables. Si application also improves several agronomic and quality traits of vegetables. Hence, Si application is recommended as a strategy for the improvement of vegetable crops production. Although the research about the role of Si in vegetable dicots still lags far behind than cereals. Recently, omics-based approaches were used to provide a deeper understanding of the role of Si in vegetable protection. Here, we have compiled the studies focusing on the role of Si for vegetables, thus, enabling all of the important information regarding the effect Si application to vegetables at one place. View Full-Text
Keywords: vegetable; silicon; biotic; abiotic; stress vegetable; silicon; biotic; abiotic; stress
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