New Method for Capturing Carbon via Root Exudates in Wild Forests

June 05, 2020 | Biotechnology

No need to search high and low for up-to-date Biotechnology industry news as Lab.Equipment makes sure that you are updated wherever and whenever. Today’s curated article is fresh from Phys.Org:

It is well known that plants use carbon dioxide obtained from the air in photosynthesis to use as energy and grow. Naoki Makita and Maiko Akatsuki of Shinshu University confirmed that a large amount of this carbon is expelled into the soil through root exudates. It had previously been confirmed that plants exude organic compounds in liquid form from their root systems in hydroponics and seedlings grown under the lab experiments. However, measurements of root systems of trees growing in the wild had been rarely performed due to technical problems. It was necessary to develop a new measurement method to elucidate the belowground carbon allocation in forest ecosystems to confirm exudates of trees in the natural environment. This method, for the small scale finer root systems needed to be convenient for on-site work... Read the whole article at the Phys.Org Blog.

Administering Biotech applications like isolation testing or direct sequencing applications and looking for high quality Biotechnology products for your facility? You can rely on Lab.Equipment for a range of Biotech equipment built by major brands like:

We offer exceptional Biotech laboratory equipment highly recommended for various Biotech tests such as:

Dealing with other applications? No worries. We have you covered. Explore our collection of premium lab equipment for veterinary, chemistry, forensics, applications and more.

Back To Top
We are fully compliant with the GDPR laws. We promise to safeguard your data and protect your privacy rights.