Here, the statistical correlation between nutrient (nitrogen) deficiency symptoms of crops and changes in 8-aminopyrene-1,3,6-trisulfonic acid (APTS)-labeled complex type free oligosaccharides is reported. While deficiency symptoms are predicted by multispectral images and Kjeldahl digestion, APTS-labeled complex type free oligosaccharides are identified by their glucose unit (GU) values in tomato xylem sap, using capillary electrophoresis with laser-induced fluorescence detection (CE-LIF). Given the limited number of structures obtained from plants, archived in the literature, in the future, it is intended to create an open-access database of promising indicators, namely, glycan structures that are presumably responsible for the nutrient deficiency caused stress in plants.
Plants on Mars – is it possible? Could the Moon be our next “home”? Maybe this idea isn’t that far off when Tom Cruise is already shooting his next film in space! We talked about a real futuristic topic this morning
with dr. Bence Mátyás, the research owner of Genesis Sustainable Future Ltd., and István Sárhegyi, a space lawyer and space entrepreneur, awake with us.