Eclectic Curiosity

Weeding Out Land Mines

Posted on December 31st, 2004, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

Weeding Out Land Mines. Thale cress, a model organism from the mustard family, grows like a weed almost everywhere on Earth. The modified plant’s bright green leaves turn deep red whenever its roots are exposed to nitrogen dioxide, a gas released into the soil by degrading mines.

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