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Soil nitrogen (N) is available to rice crops as either nitrate or ammonium, but only nitrate can be accrued in cells and so factors that influence its storage and remobilization are important for N use efficiency (NUE). The hypothesis that the ability of rice crops to remobilize N storage pools is an indicator of NUE was tested. When two commonly grown(More)
To evaluate the external and internal morphological differences of roots that might influence rice root radial oxygen loss (ROL) and the corresponding rhizosphere nitrification activity, growth characteristics and nitrogen nutrition of rice. The root ROL and rhizosphere oxygen profile were determined using a miniaturised Clark-type oxygen microelectrode(More)
The differences in rhizosphere nitrification activities between high- and low- fertility soils appear to be related to differences in dissolved oxygen concentrations in the soil, implying a relationship to differences in the radial oxygen loss (ROL) of rice roots in these soils. A miniaturised Clark-type oxygen microelectrode system was used to determine(More)
Flooded paddy soil ecosystems in the tropics support the cultivation of the majority of the world's leading crop, rice, and nitrogen (N) availability in the paddy-soil rooting zone limits rice production more than any other nutritional factor. Yet, little is known about the dynamic response of paddy soil to N-fertiliser application, in terms of horizontal(More)
A visible light responsive photocatalytic hybrid with excellent photoelectrochemical activity was first fabricated via the self-assembly of Au nanorods onto poly(l-cysteine) modified graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets. Herein, layered structural graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets with a proper band gap, high stability, and nontoxicity, as a photoactive(More)
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