Ideas tagged with biogeochemical cycling

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 involved in silicon transport in plants ([Tremba...

By Martin Hodson