Investigating carbon transport processes in plangs using the short-lived isotope 11C

02 September 2012 → 01 March 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • General biology
    • Plant biology
sugars carbon dioxide respiration carbohydrates phloem xylem 11C photosynthesis
Project description

A collaborative research project and proposal is planned based on the short-lived isotope 11C. We will use the 11C istope to follow in vivo the internal transport of carbon in plants. A series of preliminary experiments are scheduled. Our proposal will be submitted to the US National Science Foundation. Student mentoring and seminars are also planned.