Measuring the effect of herbicides on the natural environment is essential to secure sustainable agriculture practices. Amount of carbon dioxide released by soil microorganisms (soil respiration) is one of the most important soil health indicators, known so far. In this paper we present a comprehensive quantifying study, in which we measured the effect of 14 herbicides on soil respiration over 16 years, from 1991 to 2017, at Debrecen-Látókép Plant Cultivation Experimental Station. Investigated herbicides contained different active ingredients and were applied in various doses. It was found that 11 out of the examined 14 herbicides had a detrimental effect on soil respiration.
Although knowledge on glycan biosynthesis and processing is continuously maturing, there are still a limited number of studies that examine the biological functions of N-glycan structures in plants, which remain virtually unknown.
Genesis1:11TM is a distant places plantation and forestation-supporting high-technology concept including, but not limited to semi-capsuled ecosystems and various physical and precision software tools making it possible to inject microorganisms and to grow plant roots into extraterrestrial soils contributing to a sustainable future for the humankind in remote places (especially terraforming Mars) having extreme climatic and environmental conditions. In this paper main characteristics and utilization areas of Genesis1:11TM Rocket Capsule and technical specifications of Genesis1:11TM Rooting Pot are being discussed without claiming completeness, including a demonstration how a complex organism like a plant might provide a useful and simple host for large number of microbes.
Authors’ reply to the commentary in the journal of Electrophoresis regarding “Decision support algorithm for the selection of analytical methods in organic compounds detection for future extraterrestrial exploratory missions”
The search for biotic compounds beyond planet Earth is among the highest priorities in space discovery.