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Analysis of Plant Samples

Plant samples for analysis by ICP-MS
We are involved in a long-term project with the Department of Plant Sciences analysing plant samples.

A single plant species (arabidopsis thuliana) is being systematically genetically modified and each resulting plant is grown in a solution spiked with elements of interest.

The plant leaves are then harvested and digested in acid for analysis by ICP-MS to determine which variations take up the highest concentrations of elements.

The information about the genes involved in this process may be useful for bioremediation studies and also growing crops soils that normally would be too salty or contaminated to support conventional crops.




Last updated on 16-Sep-08 12:28