Arsenic (As) contamination is an environmental problem that has been receiving increasing concern. Substantial As contamination of paddy soils have now been found in many areas around the world, and has adversely affected the health of millions of people who rely on rice as a staple food source. Therefore, there is an urgency to investigate potential strategies to lower As toxicity in rice grain. This article is an attempt to review the mechanisms of As uptake by rice, and the effects of Radial Oxygen Loss (ROL) and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) on As uptake by rice. Efficient measures pertaining to reducing As in the rice grain are also discussed. Copyright © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group.
|Title of host publication||Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - 4th International Congress: Arsenic in the environment|
|Editors||J. C. NG, B. N. NOLLER, R. NAIDU, J. BUNDSCHUH, P. BHATTACHARYA|
|Place of Publication||Leiden, The Netherlands|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|