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While silicon (Si) is the second-most abundant element on Earth, making up 27.7% of the Earth’s crust, the uptake, translocation, and movement of Si is a very slow process, thus amendment with exogenous soluble Si provides many benefits. Silicon plays a pivotal role in the nutritional status of a wide variety of monocot and dicot plant species and helps them, whether directly or indirectly, counteract abiotic and/or biotic stresses. The valuable role of Si on plant growth and yield has been well-documented in the literature, as has its ability to enhance responses to abiotic and biotic stressors.
Silicon promotes greater photosynthesis, cell wall strength, plant rigidity, root development, water efficiency and enhanced responses to abiotic and biotic stressors.
In controlled experiments, Si application increased biomass production, the rate of photosynthesis, instantaneous carboxylation efficiency and C, N, P and Si accumulation, in addition to altering stoichiometric ratios (C:N, C:P, N:P and C:Si) in different parts of the plants. These results demonstrate that Si supply improved carbon use efficiency, directly influencing yield as well as C and nutrient cycling.
Silicon also performs physiological functions in plants whose role becomes more important under adverse environmental conditions, enhancing plants resistance to both abiotic and biotic challenges. Published data shows Si beneath cuticle/in cell walls provides a mechanical barrier, faster and stronger activation of defense genes and defense enzymes, antioxidant systems are also enhanced.
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