Gallery: Scientists Develop Transparent Soil to Shed Light on the Myste...


The “rhizoshpere” is the world of plant roots – a region of soil located just below the surface of the earth. It sounds like a fantastical realm, full of secrets and mystery – and to botanists and agronomists concerned with the issues of food security and climate change, plant roots are indeed a subject of great fascination. Yet, when studying dark, underground environments, how can you truly know what is going on under the surface? A team of scientists at the James Hutton Institute at the University of Abertay Dundee in the UK have developed transparent soil that allows researchers to stare deep into the hidden secrets of plants.

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  1. mobile October 3, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Bravo scientist.

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