Ideas tagged with silicon

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

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.<sup>[1](, [2](<...

By Martin Hodson