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Center of Edaphology and Applied Biology of Segura River-Spanish National Research Council (CEBAS-CSIC), Department of Plant Nutrition, Campus Universitario Espinardo, Ed. 25, 30100 Espinardo, Murcia, Spain.
Metal toxicity in soils, along with water runoff, are increasing environmental problems that affect agriculture directly and, in turn, human health. In light of finding a suitable and urgent solution, research on plant treatments with specific compounds that can help mitigate these effects has increased, and thus the exogenous application of melatonin (MET) and its role in alleviating the negative effects of metal toxicity in plants, have become more important in the last few years. MET is an important plant-related response molecule involved in growth, development, and reproduction, and in the induction of different stress-related key factors in plants. Read More