New strategies for reducing the concentrations of arsenic and cadmium in crop plants [ 2007 - 2009 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers A/Prof RJ Reid; Prof Y Zhu

Brief description The research is directed at reducing the concentrations in crops of cadmium and arsenic, two elements that accumulate in humans and can have a range of toxic effects. The results will have widespread implications for improving health in Australia, but are expected to have an even greater impact on populations in parts of Asia where contamination of soil and water by these elements is most severe. The project will train two junior scientists and foster scientific links with China.

Funding Amount $240,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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