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Plant Nutrition and Physiology Lab

The Plant Nutrition and Physiology laboratory is well-established and equipped for applications in plant nutrition and physiology. The lab includes three plant growth chambers with high precision climatic control in which both soil and nutrient solution experiments can be performed. A section of the lab is reserved for physiological experiments where isotopic labels are used as tracers of plant nutrients. Along with many small equipment used in basic plant nutrition research, the lab has three microwave digestion systems, a fully automated Kjeldahl-N analyzer with carousel, a gamma counter and a spectrophotometer. The lab is intensively used in conducting growth chamber experiments, sample preparation for elemental analysis and various applications in plant nutrition and physiology. Currently four post-docs, two PhD and three MSc students and six technical assistants occupy the lab to accomplish undergraduate lab courses, thesis studies and funded research projects.