Posted by: shrikantmantri | October 8, 2009

A sprinkling of nanotubes makes plants shoot up


Tomato seeds planted in growth medium that contained carbon nanotubes germinated sooner and seedlings grew faster, University of Arkansas researchers have found. The nanotubes appear to penetrate the thick seed coat, which would allow water to enter the dry seeds more rapidly. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20427285.800-a-sprinkling-of-nanotubes-makes-plants-shoot-up.html)

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