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Comparison of deficiency and toxicity of copper between human and crop plants: a review and some notes


Chee, Kong Yap and Peng, Tony Shih Hao and Yap, Chee Wah and Nulit, Rosimah and Sinniah, Uma Rani (2019) Comparison of deficiency and toxicity of copper between human and crop plants: a review and some notes. Acta Scientific Nutritional Health, 3 (12). pp. 200-204. ISSN 2582-1423


The review on Copper (Cu) of its Deficiency and Toxicity (DAT) has been reported on human and plants but there are definite differences and similarities of Cu deficiency and toxicity between human and plants which remains to be poorly understood. In this review, similarities and differences of Cu deficiency and excess between human and plants are found. The similarities include any deficient or excessive levels of Cu can potentially produce harmful effects on human health and reducing vegetative growth ending with toxic effects in plants. The main difference for the dose-response curve of deficient or excessive levels of Cu is ⋃-shaped which is based on cumulative health risk and total intake of Cu in human consumption while the dose-response curve is ⋂-shaped which is based on increasing vegetative growth (and yield) and increasing Cu content in plants. This review can shed some lights on the understanding of Cu uptake on the health of the crop plant (oil palms) which is comparative to that in human.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.31080/ASNH.2019.03.0558
Publisher: Acta Scientific Nutritional Health
Keywords: Copper; Deficiency; Excess
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2020 20:50
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2020 20:50
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/80982
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