Sci Total Environ 2021 Jul 27;777:145832. Epub 2021 Feb 27.
Key Laboratory of Entomology and Pest Control Engineering, College of Plant Protection, Southwest University, 400716 Chongqing, China; Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Southwest University, 400716 Chongqing, China; State Cultivation Base of Crop Stress Biology for Southern Mountainous Land of Southwest University, Southwest University, 400716 Chongqing, China. Electronic address:
As an essential trace element, selenium can be used to protect crops from pests, while, in nature, most crops cannot accumulate enough selenium from the soil to reach the effective dose for pest control. In this study, carbon dots modified with arginine in nano-scale was prepared and characterized, then, it was combined with sodium selenite to form selenium-carbon dots (Se-CDs). Function evaluation of Se-CDs showed that it could increase the absorption of selenium in plant leaves, promote the control efficiency of fenpropathrin, and protect plant from damage caused by Tetranychus cinnabarinus. Read More