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Heavy water and plants

Beverly Erlebacher bae at cs.toronto.edu
Tue Sep 25 16:00:23 EST 2001


In article <9omn1l$o1q$1 at lnews.rz.hu-berlin.de>,
Carsten Richter <carsten.richter at rz.hu-berlin.de> wrote:
>
>we are trying to grow plants in 60% heavy water (D2O). Growth rate is very
>low, the leaves are very yellow, partly necrotic.

This is interesting.  Animals also do poorly when they consume a lot of
heavy water.

>Has anyone experience with plants in D2O? Is there a possibility to enhance
>the growth rate and the health of the plants?
>
>Any suggestions or hints are welcome.

What's the purpose of the experiment?




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