Physiological mechanisms for acid-soil tolerance of upland rice in the savanna of South America
The Physiological mechanisms controlling genotypic differences of upland rice in tolerance to acid-soils were investigated in the savanna of South America. It was found that the soil pH decreased to 4.3 during crop growth, and the Al concentration in the soil solution increased to the level which brought about direct toxic effect on root growth. The tolerant genotypes the rhizosphere showed a slightly higher pH were able to avoid Al toxicity.
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences Biological Resources Division
International Center for Tropical Agriculture
- Term of research
- Responsible researcher
OKADA Kensuke ( Biological Resources Division )
FISCHER Albert ( International Center for Tropical Agriculture )
GUMARAES Elcio ( International Center for Tropical Agriculture )
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