Accumulation and speciation of selenium in plants as affected by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus mosseae.Biol Trace Elem Res. 2011 Dec; 143(3):1789-98.BT
Effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (Glomus mosseae) on the accumulation and speciation of selenium (Se) in alfalfa, maize, and soybean were investigated by using Se(IV)-spiked soil. Mycorrhizal inoculation decreased Se accumulation in roots and shoots of all the plants at Se spiked level of 0 or 2 mg kg(-1), while an increased Se accumulation was observed in alfalfa shoots and maize roots and shoots at the spiked level of 20 mg kg(-1). Concentration of inorganic Se (especially Se(VI)) in roots and shoots of the three plants was much higher in mycorrhizal than non-mycorrhizal treatment. Mycorrhizal inoculation decreased the portion of total organic Se in plant tissues with the exception of alfalfa and maize shoots at Se spiked level of 20 mg kg(-1), in which organic Se portion did not reduced greatly (<5%) for mycorrhizal treatment. Mycorrhizal effects on alfalfa and maize were more obvious than on soybean in terms of root colonization rate, biomass, and Se accumulation.