Curated by Martin Hodson

Carbon concentrations in phytoliths and carbon sequestration in soil

In recent years there has been much work on the possibility that carbon could be sequestered in phytoliths and contribute to solving global warming.1,... continue reading

Spore coat of liverworts: potential candidate for future space suits

Future space suits require greater mobility as mars exploration is proposed by NASA and other space agencies. Currently space suits are designed for zero gravity and low gravity situations. Such space suits will be unviable when used at Mars and... continue reading

Applying Genomic tools to Cannabis Breeding

Humans share a long history with Cannabis, perhaps going back even further back than the dawn of agriculture. As such this plant has traveled the world alongside humanity, consequent introductions of novel variants into the pool of genetics... continue reading

A proposal for sequential approach for arsenic removal from top-soil

Arsenic contamination of ground water and soil is a vexing problem in several countries, including India. For water treatment there have been several effective, economical and commercially available [methods]... continue reading

Immobilization and use of pure cultures and microbial consortium isolated from specialized niches for improved crop productivity

Now a day, sustainable agricultural practice for increased production is most significant concerns. The fertile agricultural land is reducing day by day due to increased population and overburden of excessive use of chemical fertilizer and... continue reading

How Significant are Conifers for the Silicon Biogeochemical Cycle?

The conifers were generally shown by Hodson et al. (2005) to be low silicon accumulators. The apparent reason is that conifers (and many gymnosperms) largely lack NIPIIs, aquaporins that are... continue reading

Ecofriendly Management of Plant Diseases by Biosynthesised Secondary Metabolites of Trichoderma spp.

The status of Trichoderma spp. in established research and industry is in view of its twin focal advantages of plant growth promotion and biological control. However, these features are fully expressed in field conditions primarily when an... continue reading