Benzimidazole Enhancement of Ion Uptake by Plant Roots

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Science  05 Feb 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3397, pp. 354-355
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3397.354


Excised barley roots in the presence of benzimidazole accumulate about twice as much potassium in 6 hours as those in a potassium source only. The enhanced rate of uptake is maintained steadily during this time. Sodium and calcium accumulation are similarly augmented but not at identical levels.