Cadmium distribution in mature durum wheat grains using dissection, laser ablation-ICP-MS and synchrotron techniques, B.F. Yan (a), M.P. Isaure (b), S. Mounicou (b), H. Castillo-Michel (c),
W. De Nolf (c), C. Nguyen (a) and J.Y. Cornu (a), Environ. Pollut. 260, 113987 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1016/j. envpol.2020.113987. (a) INRAE, UMR ISPA, Villenave d Ornon
(France) (b) UMR IPREM, Pau (France) (c) ESRF
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and/or metal unloading in the endosperm cavity (such YSL and ZIP proteins) do not carry any (or only very few) metals bound to thiol-containing peptides such as Cd.
This study provides the first high-resolution maps of Cd distribution in durum wheat grain and
thereby adds to understanding of the processes involved in Cd loading and storage in cereal seeds. The results of µ-XANES showing that Cd is mainly linked to sulfur ligands in the vascular bundle area suggests that sulfur fertilisation could be a way to reduce the allocation of Cd to the grain in durum wheat.