Chemosphere 2021 Mar 9;276:130212. Epub 2021 Mar 9.
College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, 410004, China; Hunan Engineering Laboratory for Control of Rice Quality and Safety, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, 410004, China. Electronic address:
Rice as a paddy field crops, iron-containing materials application could induce its iron plaque formation, thereby affecting cadmium (Cd) transportation in the rhizosphere and its uptake in root. In this study, a hydroponic experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of three exogenous iron materials, namely nano-FeO-modified biochar (BC-Fe), chelated iron (EDTA-Fe), and ferrous sulfate (FeSO), on the iron plaque formation on the surface of rice root, and to investigate the effects of formed iron plaque on the absorption, migration, and transportation of Cd and Fe in rice plant. The results showed that yellow-brown and brown iron plaque was formed on surface cells of the Fe-treated rice root, and some black particles were embedded in the iron plaque formed by BC-Fe. Read More