Special Issue "Selenium in Horticultural Crops"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 2221
Interests: plant nutrition and fruit quality; trace elements and plant health; agricultural eco-environmental security; plant–microbe interactions; biotic and abiotic stress
Selenium (Se) is an essential trace element for humans and animals, but not for plants. Although recent studies demonstrated that Se could be a beneficial trace element for staple crops, including growth promotion, abiotic/biotic stress tolerance (e.g., cold, drought, pathogens, pest diseases), and nutrition improvement, few studies have been performed on horticultural crops. In fact, since horticultural plants are nutrition-rich and have high economic value, it would be significant to study if Se could have a positive influence on growth, stress tolerance, nutritional value, and even the economic value of horticultural plants. Thus, we propose a Special Issue on “Se in Horticultural Crops” and call for more comprehensive studies on horticultural crops from around the world. The following topics will be welcomed (not an exhaustive list):
- Se analysis methods in horticultural crops;
- Se distribution in horticultural crops;
- Se role in plant growth in horticultural crops;
- Se role in stress tolerance in horticultural crops;
- Se functions in horticultural crops;
- Interactions between Se and heavy metals in horticultural crops;
- Interactions between Se and microbiota in horticultural crops;
- Se biofortification in horticultural crops;
- Metabolism of Se in horticultural crops.
Prof. Dr. Xiaohu Zhao
Prof. Dr. Linxi Yuan
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- horticultural crops
- plant growth
- stress tolerance
- Se functions
- Se metabolism
- Se biofortification