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Imaging Carbon Allocation in Plants with Radionuclides

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Panel A shows radiolabeled sugar distribution throughout a poplar sapling. High sugar levels are red, and low levels are blue. Panel B shows greater sugar accumulation in the roots after the sapling's leaf is exposed to a hormone signaling attack.

Credit or Source: R. Ferrieri and M. Thorpe, Brookhaven National Laboratory


US DOE. May 2010. Biological Systems Science Division: A Division of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research, US Department of Energy Office of Science. (p. 3a) (website)

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