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Research project

BB/I023321/1 - Lateral root X-ray CT

  • Lead researcher:
  • Research funder:
    Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council
  • Status:
    Not active

Project overview

The project used innovative X-Ray Computed Tomography scanning to image plant root systems growing in situ in soil. The use of different contrast agents was explored in order to distinguish root material from the surrounding organic matter.


Lead researcher

Professor Alan Marchant

Professorial Fellow-Education

Research interests

  • My previous research interests centred on the role of auxin transport in plant development and the synthesis and function of the plant cell wall. I use my experience in these research areas to inform the teaching that I deliver.
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Research outputs