CROPS CAN NOW SURVIVE IN HARSH CONDITIONS TOO DUE TO CHEMICAL TECH

October 15, 2019

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Plants usually endure long, blazing-hot days to provide the fruits and vegetables that growers want. The incoming sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays will be intense — enough to break some crops. Such plants would possibly have the benefit of an inbuilt cream. Currently, a team of scientists in Australia has stepped in to lend aid. A family of nanoparticles called metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs, will absorb harmful ultraviolet radiation. Joseph Richardson, a nano-engineer. He’s employed in Melbourne at the Australian analysis Council Centre of Excellence in Bio-Nano Science and Technology. Some MOFs, he knew, will flip ultraviolet rays into different wavelengths ones that plants might use for chemical action. That’s the method by which plants turn out food from lightweight.

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