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International Research Journal of Plant Science

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Azra N. Kamili

Centre of Research for Development, University of Kashmir, Srinagar-190006, Jammu and Kashmir, India


  • Review Article   
    Silicon, the multifunctional element in reducing biotic and abiotic stress in plants
    Author(s): Naveed Gulzar*, Azra N. Kamili and Manzoor A Shah

    Despite the fact that Silicon (Si) is not considered a necessary ingredient for higher plants, however it is a typical beneficial element having a positive impact factor on the growth and production on the variety of plant species. Its beneficial effects are more expressed in plants under stressed conditions as it serves a protective component in plants resilience to both biotic and abiotic stress conditions. Availability of pure Si is rare, most of the Si in the earth’s crust is bonded with oxygen. Plants have been shown to be more resistant to fungal and bacterial diseases when exposed to Si. In this review, we have discussed the consequence of Si in combating stress (biotic and abiotic) factors in plants and have focused on the physical, biochemical and molecular elements of the problem. As compared to the physical aspects of resistance, it has been found.. View More»
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