arsenic uptake by rice

Rice is very efficient in assimilating arsenic polluting paddy fields. The plant uses the same transport system as for silicon to achieve this , with two transporter proteins belonging to the aquasporin family.
As if polluted wells was not enough of a tragedy.
Proc.NatlAcad Sci . USA dol 10.1073/pnas. 0802361105 ( 2008)

Martin Eastwood
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