News tagged with soil microorganisms

Plants create water reserve in soil

It has long been known that roots alter the soil in their immediate vicinity, where other microorganisms live and the chemical composition is altered compared to that further away from the roots. An international ...

Sep 15, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 1

Displacing petroleum-derived butanol with plants

As a chemical for industrial processes, butanol is used in everything from brake fluid, to paint thinners, to plastics. According to a University of Illinois researcher, butanol made from plant material could displace butanol ...

Jan 08, 2009 4.5 / 5 (2) 1