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06-17-2004, 04:46 PM
From: felixlopezmail@yahoo.com
Date: 11/19/03
Time: 05:44 PM

Dear Native Plant Society, I am reviewing a report that discusses phytoremediation of Se utilizing Canola and Sunflower plants. As you recall, some species of Se-adapted plants have the ability to "fix" and updake Se out of the soil. The Se is either isoloated in the plant vacuoles, volatized into the air, or in non-Se adapted plants, becomes a hazardous selenoprotein. Does anyone know of any "NATIVE" Se-Adapted plants. I know that Brassica, the mustards, milkweeds are Se fixing plants. I am not sure if they are natives to California. Looking forward to any response at your earliest convenience. Thank you. Mr. Felix A. Lopez BA-Biological Science MBA - Strategic Planning and Analysis

06-17-2004, 04:46 PM
From: raccinelli@pw.usda.gov
Date: 06/10/04
Time: 11:51 AM

Do you have information on California plants which fix Selenium-especially in riparian areas?