A microautoradiographic study of Ca(45) and S (35) distribution in the intact bean root

S Biddulph


Microautoradiographic techniques were used to determine the distribution of Ca(45) and S(35) in regions of the bean root where anatomical features may influence the processes of ion uptake and translocation. Root tissue from intact plants was prepared by methods that preserve both soluble and insoluble Ca and S. Ca(45) distribution was determined after 1 hour and 15 min, of uptake, after 2 efflux periods, and after replacement by non-tracer Ca.S(35) distribution was determined after 1 hour and 15 min of uptake.The quantity of Ca(45) that entered the root was greater than the quantity of S(35). Ca(45) concentration within the root increased with linear distance from the 8-mm level behind the tip. The pathways of Ca and S across the cortex appeared to be different since Ca(45) was particularly associated with cell walls and S(35) was distributed more evenly through the cells. There was no evidence that the endodermis was a diffusion barrier for Ca; the small parenchyma cells associated with conducting elements acquired a high concentration of Ca(45) and thus appear to be implicated in absorption and perhaps in transfer to the xylem. The evidence suggests that the endodermis may have been a barrier for S, but if so, certain parenc...Continue Reading


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