Potential strategies for mitigating arsenic contamination in rice grain

H. LI, C. WU, Ming Hung WONG

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - 4th International Congress: Arsenic in the environment
EditorsJ. C. NG, B. N. NOLLER, R. NAIDU, J. BUNDSCHUH, P. BHATTACHARYA
Place of PublicationLeiden, The Netherlands
PublisherCRC Press
Pages491-495
ISBN (Electronic)9780203078808
ISBN (Print)9780415637633
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Citation

Li, H., Wu, C., & Wong, M. H. (2012). Potential strategies for mitigating arsenic contamination in rice grain. In J. C. Ng, B. N. Noller, R. Naidu, J. Bundschuh, & P. Bhattacharya (Eds.), Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - 4th International Congress: Arsenic in the environment (pp. 491-495). Leiden, The Netherlands: CRC Press.