Arsenic-induced straighthead: An impending threat to sustainable rice production in South and South-East Asia!

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Show simple item record Rahman, MA Rahman, MM Hasegawa, H 2012-10-12T03:33:04Z 2012-03
dc.identifier.citation Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 2012, 88 (3), pp. 311 - 315
dc.identifier.issn 0007-4861
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Straighthead is a physiological disorder of rice (Oryza sativa L.) that results in sterile florets with distorted lemma and palea, and the panicles or heads may not form at all in extreme cases. Heads remain upright at maturity, hence the name 'straighthead'. The diseased panicles may not emerge from the flag leaf sheath when the disease is severe. Straighthead disease in rice results in poorly developed panicles and significant yield loss. Although other soil physicochemical factors involved, arsenic contamination in soil has also been reported to be closely associated with straighthead of rice. Monosodium methanearsonate has been a popular herbicide in cotton production in the USA, which has shown to cause injuries in rice that are similar to straighthead. Since toxicity of inorganic arsenic (iAs) is higher than other forms of arsenic, it may produce a more severe straighthead disorder in rice. The use of iAs-rich groundwater for irrigation, and the increase of iAs concentrations in agricultural soil in arsenic epidemic South and South-East Asia may cause a high incidence of straighthead in rice, resulting in a threat to sustainable rice production in this region. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1007/s00128-011-0490-x
dc.title Arsenic-induced straighthead: An impending threat to sustainable rice production in South and South-East Asia!
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 88
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation New York en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 311 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 315 en_US SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0502 Environmental Science and Management
dc.for 0399 Other Chemical Sciences
dc.personcode 112851
dc.percentage 50 en_US Other Chemical Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Arsenic
dc.description.keywords Rice (Oryza sativa L.)
dc.description.keywords South-East Asia
dc.description.keywords Straighthead
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Environmental Science
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)

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