Journal article

Tracing boron dynamics in agro-ecosystems using enriched (B-10, B-11) stable isotopic signatures: A centennial legacy

Phillip Chalk, Christopher J Smith, Deli Chen, Ji-Zheng He

ARCHIVES OF AGRONOMY AND SOIL SCIENCE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

For many years after the discovery of the two stable isotopes of B (10B,11B) in 1920 it was not used routinely as a tracer in the biological sciences until the development of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in the early 1980s. This development provided an impetus to the study of the role of B in plant nutrition, although many seminal discoveries were made beforehand without the aid of isotopes. Thus, much information on the mobility and physiological function of B in plants is post-1985. Boron is unusual in plant nutrition in that it is taken up by plants through roots or foliage as undissociated boric acid, unlike other essential elements that are taken up in ionic form. The wi..

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Grants

Awarded by CAS President's International Fellowship Initiative


Awarded by Chinese National Key RD Program


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) by a visiting fellowship under the CAS President's International Fellowship Initiative, Grant No. 2016VMB029, and the Chinese National Key R&D Program (2017YFD0200600).