22 W. 17th St., Scottsbluff, NE 69361 • Ph: 308-635-3110 • Fax: 308-635-7435
E-EDITION LAST UPDATED:
Current E-Edition

Top Stories Opinion Ag Community Special Sections Home 

New technology sheds light on crop tissues

Posted: Thursday, Apr 25th, 2013


Courtesy - ARS plant physiologist Andrew McElrone has developed a way to create three-demensional views of xylem tubes-vessels that deliver water and nutrients from the roots to the leaves in plants – using CAT scan technology.
DAVIS, Calif. – A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist in California has opened a window into the vascular networks of a number of crops by adapting computed tomography (CT) scan technology to the study of plants.

Andrew McElrone, a plant physiologist with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Davis, Calif., is using the technology to study how water and pathogens move through a plant’s vascular tissue called xylem.

For the complete article see the 04-26-2013 issue.

Click here to purchase an electronic version of the 04-26-2013 paper.







Select Page:
Within:
Keyword:

Google

Entertainment









 

Copyright 2014 News Media Corporation

News    Classifieds    Shoppe    Search    ContactUs    TalkBack    Subscribe    Information    E-Edition    Business Portal