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Oxygen Diffusion from the Roots of Some British Bog Plants

Nature volume 204, pages 801802 (21 November 1964) | Download Citation

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SEVERAL workers have shown that the roots of various plants are able to oxidize an anaerobic medium. With rice, van Raalte1 was able to demonstrate that one oxidizing agent responsible was probably oxygen itself. Coult and Vallance2 also showed that oxygen diffused from the sub-aerial parts of Menyanthes trifoliata L. into an anaerobic solution.

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    • W. ARMSTRONG

    Present address: Department of Botany, University College, Cardiff.

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