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Biologia Plantarum

, Volume 58, Issue 2, pp 370–374 | Cite as

Effect of selenium on distribution of macro- and micro-elements to different tissues during wheat ontogeny

  • A. Tobiasz
  • S. Walas
  • M. FilekEmail author
  • H. Mrowiec
  • K. Samsel
  • A. Sieprawska
  • H. Hartikainen
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Abstract

Selenium (Se) is essential for health of humans, animals, and plants. Especially wheat is a major source of Se in the terrestrial food chain. In this study, an element analysis was optimized and the content of Ca, Mg, K, S, P, Fe, Se, Mn, Cu, Zn, and Mo in leaves, roots, and seeds were measured during growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum L. cv. Manu) in Hoagland nutrient solution with 5 and 15 μM Na2SeO4. Se was transported to all investigated tissues and accumulated in the seeds in proportion to used amounts. The supplementation of Se, independently of concentration, weakly modified the micro- and macro-elements content in the seedlings. In the flag-leaf stage, an increase of the Mo and S content in the shoots and the S and Cu content in the roots was found. Moreover, in the generative phase, a decrease in Ca and Fe in the roots was registered. Increased Se in the nutrient solution strongly stimulated the Se accumulation in the seeds.

Additional key words

calcium copper iron magnesium manganese molybdenum phosphorus potassium sulfur Triticum aestivum zinc 

Abbreviations

CRMs

certified reference materials

ICP OES

inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry

ICP MS

inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Tobiasz
    • 1
  • S. Walas
    • 1
  • M. Filek
    • 2
    Email author
  • H. Mrowiec
    • 1
  • K. Samsel
    • 1
  • A. Sieprawska
    • 3
  • H. Hartikainen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of ChemistryJagiellonian UniversityKrakowPoland
  2. 2.The Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant PhysiologyPolish Academy of SciencesKrakowPoland
  3. 3.Institute of BiologyPedagogical UniversityKrakowPoland
  4. 4.Department of Food and Environmental SciencesUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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