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Plants reveal a secret and bring researchers nearer a cleaner future

...highly diluted protein present in the investigated spinach sample", explains Pieter Glatzel, head of beamline ID26, where the experiments were carried out. The researchers measured the fluorescence from the sample that is emitted after excitation with X-rays. They flashed the sample with a laser and regist...

Membrane research opens window to benefits for plants, humans

... something in common. That knowledge, gleaned from spinach and researchers on two continents, potentially could open the gate to advances in both plant and human health. The research, which appeared online this month in advance of regular publication by the journal Nature, involved a tandem of basic-science...

Alternatives to the use of nitrate as a fertiliser

...ion on the metabolism of sensitive plants, such as spinach and on tolerant ones, like the pea. The results indicate that the processes associated with tolerance to ammonia in the pea are multiple with respect to spinach. In the pea plant there is greater regulation of the absorption of ammonia at the roots a...

Why Popeye only has eyes for spinach

Eating spinach could protect your eyes from the leading cause of blindness in western society, say experts at The University of Manchester. With the aid of a new eye instrument, they have launched a study to see if the vegetable that endows Popeye with his super-...

Researchers develop technologies to devour food pathogens

...ept. 26, 183 cases of illness were reported due to spinach contamination with a virulent strain of E. coli. "What is happening is unacceptable," Linton said. Bhunia's technology is further described in an article published this summer in the Journal of Biomedical Optics. Linton and Morgan have been worki...

Cellulosic ethanol: Fuel of the future?

...said. ''For example, to make a pound of alfalfa or spinach requires about 600 pounds of water, while to grow a pound of Miscanthus requires only about 200 pounds of water.'' According to Somerville, Miscanthus produces about twice as much biomass per acre without irrigation than other grasses, and reachin...

Custom-made cancer cell attacks

...said. ''For example, to make a pound of alfalfa or spinach requires about 600 pounds of water, while to grow a pound of Miscanthus requires only about 200 pounds of water.'' According to Somerville, Miscanthus produces about twice as much biomass per acre without irrigation than other grasses, and reachin...

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