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Rice Gene Allows Crop To Thrive In Nutrient Deficient Soil
2012-08-23 14:24:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a discovery that could have major implications for the worldwide food supply, scientists at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines have identified and leveraged a gene that allows rice to thrive in nutrient deficient soil. According to their report published this week in the journal Nature, the researchers were able to improve test yields of rice planted in the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia by 20...

Method Of Removing Phosphorous From Wastewater Devised
2012-08-16 08:07:40

A professor at Michigan State University is part of a team developing a new method of removing phosphorous from our wastewater — a problem seriously affecting lakes and streams across the country. In addition, Steven Safferman, an associate professor of biosystems and agricultural engineering, and colleagues at Columbus, Ohio, based-MetaMateria Technologies, are devising a cost-effective way of recovering the phosphorous, which then can be reused for fertilizer products. Although...

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2012-07-10 07:28:11

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have disproved a 2010 NASA study regarding how some bacterial life can thrive on arsenic. The journal Science said that new research shows the original 2010 controversial study results did not match up to the new findings. "Contrary to an original report, the new research clearly shows that the bacterium, GFAJ-1, cannot substitute arsenic for phosphorus to survive," said a statement by the U.S. journal. The same...

Direct Evidence That Elemental Fluorine Occurs In Nature
2012-07-05 13:35:43

200-year long dispute over smelly mineral from Upper Palatinate resolved Fluorine is the most reactive of all chemical elements and calls for extremely careful handling. It is so aggressive that glass laboratory instruments cannot resist it and even bricks burn when exposed to fluorine gas. Yet elemental fluorine has numerous industrial applications including corrosion prevention or fuel tank diffusion barriers and it is used for the production of sulphur hexafluoride, which serves as...


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2005-05-25 19:15:16

In chemistry, a phosphate is a polyatomic ion or radical consisting of one phosphorus atom and four oxygen. In the ionic form, it carries a -3 formal charge, and is denoted PO43-. In a biochemical setting, a free phosphate ion in solution is called inorganic phosphate, to distinguish it from phosphates bound in the form of ATP, or perhaps in DNA or RNA. Inorganic phosphate is generally denoted Pi. Inorganic phosphate can be formed by the reactions of ATP, or ADP, with the formation of the...

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