News tagged with nutrient uptake

Switch for building barrier in roots

Researchers at the University of Tokyo and Aberdeen University have identified the master switch for formation of the Casparian strip, a special structure in the root that plays an important role in nutrient uptake.

dateJul 28, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Biology trumps chemistry in open ocean

Single-cell phytoplankton in the ocean are responsible for roughly half of global oxygen production, despite vast tracts of the open ocean that are devoid of life-sustaining nutrients. While phytoplankton's ability to adjust ...

dateNov 24, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Heavy rains can strip away mobile soil nutrients

(Phys.org) —Heavy spring rains in portions of the state have probably increased yield potentials but may also be increasing nutrient losses of nitrogen, sulfur and chloride. In addition, water-logged soils and cool temperatures ...

dateJun 18, 2013 in Environment
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How salt stops plant growth

Until now it has not been clear how salt, a scourge to agriculture, halts the growth of the plant-root system. A team of researchers, led by the Carnegie Institution's José Dinneny and Lina Duan, found that not all types ...

dateJan 23, 2013 in Biotechnology
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