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Title: Method and apparatus to image biological interactions in plants

Abstract

A method to dynamically image the actual translocation of molecular compounds of interest in a plant root, root system, and rhizosphere without disturbing the root or the soil. The technique makes use of radioactive isotopes as tracers to label molecules of interest and to image their distribution in the plant and/or soil. The method allows for the study and imaging of various biological and biochemical interactions in the rhizosphere of a plant, including, but not limited to, mycorrhizal associations in such regions.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1233582
Patent Number(s):
9217744
Application Number:
13/970,314
Assignee:
JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84ER40150
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Aug 19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Weisenberger, Andrew, Bonito, Gregory M., Reid, Chantal D., and Smith, Mark Frederick. Method and apparatus to image biological interactions in plants. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Weisenberger, Andrew, Bonito, Gregory M., Reid, Chantal D., & Smith, Mark Frederick. Method and apparatus to image biological interactions in plants. United States.
Weisenberger, Andrew, Bonito, Gregory M., Reid, Chantal D., and Smith, Mark Frederick. Tue . "Method and apparatus to image biological interactions in plants". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1233582.
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Development of real-time radioisotope imaging systems for plant nutrient uptake studies
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