Si | Silicon
The addition of Silicon to the tissue culture medium improves several aspects like
- growth traits
- morphological, anatomical, and physiological characteristics of leaves
- tolerance to low temperature and salinity
- cell protection against metal toxicity
- oxidative phenolic browning reduction of hyperhydricity in various plants
according to the results of a review by Sivanesan and Park (2014).
Sivanesan, Iyyakkannu, and Se Won Park. "The role of silicon in plant tissue culture." Frontiers in plant science 5 (2014).