Domokos-Szabolcsy, Éva, Veres, Z., Holb, I., Kovács, B., & Fári, M. (2005). Effect of Selenium Supplementation on in vitro Radish and Green Pepper Seedlings Germination. Acta Agraria Debreceniensis, (16), 149–155. https://doi.org/10.34101/actaagrar/16/3304
Selenium (Se) is an essential trace element for animals, microorganisms and some other eukaryotes. It has become increasingly evident that Se plays a significant role in reducing the incidence of lung, colorectal and prostate cancer in humans. Although there is evidence that selenium is needed for the growth of algae, the question of essentiality of Se in vascular plants is unresolved. Therefore Raphanus sativus (Se accumulator) and Capsicum annuum (non Se accumulator) were treated with 0-200 mg/l natrium-selenate. The results showed that lower (2 mg/l) concentration natrium-selenate increased the fitomass and total antioxodant capacity in seedlings.