Newly developed transparent soil could help shed light on the secret world of plant roots. The new material, developed by biologists, chemists and physicists, could improve crops and identify new ways of preventing outbreaks of food poisoning.
Plants absorb water and minerals with root systems that can encompass a volume larger than the above-ground parts of plants. Scientists would love to learn more about roots, but much about them remains hidden underground.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:13 PM
A synthetic compound, modified to mimic soil chemistry, watered with a customised liquid, using genetically-modified e. coli. Anything real besides the jellyfish juice? No, really I hope they are successful and can find a way to apply their findings to actual soil.