Heavy water and plants
Jonathan B. Marder
jonathan.marder at newmail.net
Tue Sep 25 04:38:40 EST 2001
You are extending the lifetimes of reactive oxygen species (ROS) - they
deactivate much slower in D2O than H2O. You must therefore conpensate by
reducing the generation of ROS: Reduce the light intensity, or try and
reduce the partial pressure of oxygen (particularly during the day).
Email: jonathan.marder at newmail.net
"Carsten Richter" <carsten.richter at rz.hu-berlin.de> wrote in message
news:9omn1s$o1r$1 at lnews.rz.hu-berlin.de...
> we are trying to grow plants in 60% heavy water (D2O). Growth rate is very
> low, the leaves are very yellow, partly necrotic.
> Has anyone experience with plants in D2O? Is there a possibility to
> the growth rate and the health of the plants?
> Any suggestions or hints are welcome.
> Carsten Richter
> Humboldt-University Berlin
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