Vol. 17 No. 1-2 (2011)
Articles

Variation in selenium tolerance among two onion cultivars in closed fortification system

Published March 15, 2011
É. Domokos-Szabolcsy
University of Debrecen Centre of Agricultural Sciences, Instute of Diószegi Sámuel Agrarinnovation, 4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1., Hungary
A. Barnóczki
University of Debrecen Centre of Agricultural Sciences, Instute of Diószegi Sámuel Agrarinnovation, 4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1., Hungary
J. Prokisch
University of Debrecen Centre of Agricultural Sciences, Instute of Diószegi Sámuel Agrarinnovation, 4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1., Hungary
A. Sztrik
University of Debrecen Centre of Agricultural Sciences, Instute of Diószegi Sámuel Agrarinnovation, 4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1., Hungary
M. G. Fári
University of Debrecen Centre of Agricultural Sciences, Instute of Diószegi Sámuel Agrarinnovation, 4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1., Hungary
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APA

Domokos-Szabolcsy, É., Barnóczki, A., Prokisch, J., Sztrik, A., & Fári, M. G. (2011). Variation in selenium tolerance among two onion cultivars in closed fortification system. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 17(1-2), 75-77. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/17/1-2./949

Selenium (Se) is an essential trace element for humans and animals. To consumption of selenium could be good sources the vegetables. Many of them are able to convert the inorganic selenium forms to organic forms, which are more effective for health. To enrich onion with selenium is known however some unclear points are remained. A closed fortification system was conducted to compare the difference of selenium tolerance in two onion cultivars in greenhouse environment. This system was well controlled, eliminating a lot of disturbing factors. The comparative analysis of Makói bronz and Makói lila spring onoins showed that there is difference in selenium tolerance and accumulation not only between plant species but inside it between the different cultivars, too. The Makói bronz seemed to more sensitive to the selenate treatment than Makói lila.

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