Chapter 23. Selenium: A Versatile Trace Element in Life and Environment

  1. M. N. V. Prasad
  1. Simona Di Gregorio

Published Online: 28 AUG 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch23

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health

How to Cite

Di Gregorio, S. (2008) Selenium: A Versatile Trace Element in Life and Environment, in Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health (ed M. N. V. Prasad), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch23

Editor Information

  1. Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500 046, India

Author Information

  1. Department of Biology, University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470180952

Online ISBN: 9780470370124

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Keywords:

  • selenium industrial applications;
  • selenium - life and environment versatile trace element;
  • plant-based technology in Se-laden matrice remediation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is Selenium?

  • Biological Reactions in Selenium Cycling

  • Selenium in Humans and Animals

  • Selenium in Plants

  • Selenium of Environmental Concern: Exploitation of Biological Processes for Treatment of Selenium Polluted Matrices

  • References