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dc.contributor.authorNakanishi, Tomoko M.
dc.description.abstractThis open access book is only an introduction to show that radiation and radioisotopes (RI) are premier tools to study living plant physiology which leads to new findings. Who had ever imagined that we could see water in a plant? Who had ever imagined that we could see ions moving toward roots in solution? Who had ever imagined that we could see invisible gas (CO2) fixation and movement in a plant? These studies demonstrated for the first time that water, ions and gas can be visualized in living plants, which could be hardly seen by anyone before. This publication summarizes the results obtained by Nakanishi’s lab in The Univ. of Tokyo, based on her original concept and her original tools or systems. It is useful for professional scientists, plant physiologist, and those studying plant imaging. The chapters demonstrates the innovative imaging work of the author, using radioactive tracers and neutron beam to follow the absorption and transport manner of water as well as major, minor, and trace elements in plants. Through these studies the author developed a real-time macroscopic and microscopic imaging system able to apply commercially available gamma- and beta-ray emitters. The real-time movement of the elements is now possible by using 14C, 18F, 22Na, 28Mg, 32P, 33P, 35S, 42K, 45Ca, 48V, 54Mn, 55Fe, 59Fe, 65Zn, 86Rb, 109Cd, and 137Cs. The imaging methods was applied to study the effect of 137Cs following 3/11 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident, which has revealed the movements of radiocesium in the contaminated sites.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PS Biology, life sciences::PST Botany & plant sciences::PSTD Plant physiology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PH Physics::PHV Applied physics::PHVN Biophysics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MM Other branches of medicine::MMP Medical imaging::MMPH Radiology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PN Chemistry::PNR Physical chemistry::PNRL Nuclear chemistry, photochemistry & radiation
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PN Chemistry::PNF Analytical chemistry::PNFS Spectrum analysis, spectrochemistry, mass spectrometry
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TG Mechanical engineering & materials::TGM Materials science
dc.subject.otherPlant Physiology
dc.subject.otherBiological and Medical Physics, Biophysics
dc.subject.otherImaging / Radiology
dc.subject.otherNuclear Chemistry
dc.subject.otherMaterials Science, general
dc.subject.otherBioanalysis and Bioimaging
dc.subject.otherImaging Techniques
dc.subject.otherOpen Access
dc.subject.otherLiving plant activity
dc.subject.otherWater imaging
dc.subject.otherElement movement
dc.subject.otherVisualization of gas fixation
dc.subject.otherFixed carbon movement
dc.subject.otherNeutron beam imaging
dc.subject.otherRadioisotope imaging
dc.subject.otherBotany & plant sciences
dc.subject.otherMedical physics
dc.subject.otherMedical imaging
dc.subject.otherNuclear chemistry, photochemistry & radiation
dc.subject.otherSpectrum analysis, spectrochemistry, mass spectrometry
dc.subject.otherMaterials science
dc.titleNovel Plant Imaging and Analysis
dc.title.alternativeWater, Elements and Gas, Utilizing Radiation and Radioisotopes
oapen.imprintSpringer Singapore
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