Abstract：Germanium（Ge）is a mineral element affecting plant cells metabolism，and playing a key
role in pharmacologic action of certain plants．Therefore，more and more attention was attracted to the organic
compounds containing germanium in the field of metal anticancer drugs．Plants are important sources for human
body to take nutrient．It is a safe and effective way to absorb germanium by converting germanium in plants
into bio-organic germanium and then being absorbed by the body．This paper reviews the natural distribution
and existing form of germanium elements，mechanism of germanium absorption by plant，organ distribution
in plant，and effects of germanium on plant growth development and stress resistance physiology，so as to
provide theoretical basis for the enrichment composition of germanium in plant．
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QI Xiao-fang，CHENG Zhi-hui. Research Progress on Absorption and Utilization of Germanium（Ge）and Its Physiological Function in Plant. China Vegetables, 2020, 1(8): 14-18.