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Progress in the Study of the Absorption, Accumulation, and Tolerance of Ramie to the Heavy Metal Cadmium  

Xia An1 , Jiqian Wei2 , Qin Liu1,3 , Jinyao Ying4 , Huaping Zhou4 , Xiahong Luo1 , Wenlue Li1 , Tingting Liu1 , Lina Zou1 , Guanlin Zhu1 , Changli Chen1
1 Zhejiang Xiaoshan Institute of Cotton & Bast Fiber Crops, Zhejiang Institute of Landscape Plants and Flowers, Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou, 311251, China
2 Hangzhou Agricultural Technology Extension Center, Hangzhou, 310020, China
3 Institute of Resource Plants, Yunnan University, Kunming, 650504, China
4 Xiaoshan District Agriculture (Forestry) Technology Promotion Center, Hangzhou, 311203, China
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Molecular Plant Breeding, 2023, Vol. 14, No. 3   doi: 10.5376/mpb.2023.14.0003
Received: 09 Dec., 2022    Accepted: 19 Jan., 2023    Published: 10 Feb., 2023
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An X., Wei J.Q., Liu Q., Ying J.Y., Zhou H.P., Luo X.H., Li W.L., Liu T.T., Zou L.N., Zhu G.L., and Chen C.L., 2023, Progress in the study of the absorption, accumulation, and tolerance of ramie to the heavy metal cadmium, Molecular Plant Breeding, 14(3): 1-8 (doi: 10.5376/mpb.2023.14.0003)


Ramie (Boehmeria nivea) is notable for its ability to accumulate and adsorb cadmium from heavy metal-contaminated soil. The accumulation of cadmium is more pronounced at a low cadmium concentration in the soil, and decreases with increase in cadmium concentration because of the effects of cadmium toxicity. In this review, the absorption, accumulation, and tolerance to cadmium of ramie is summarized. The existing knowledge gaps and prospects for utilization of ramie are noted to provide a theoretical foundation for future research on the utility of ramie for remediation of heavy metal-contaminated soil and for ramie breeding. 

Ramie; Cadmium; Stress; Accumulation characteristics
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