Imaging Salt Transport in Plants Using PET: A Feasibility Study

Gerard Arino-Estrada, Gregory Mitchell, Prasenjit Saha, Ahmad Arzani, Simon R Cherry, Eduardo Blumwald, Andre Z. Kyme

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Abstract

The ability to image salt transport in plants is currently limited to techniques that either destroy the plant or offer compromised spatial information. PET has the potential to provide a 3-D map of the salt distribution in the plant at different time points and hence provide precise dynamic information. This study reports on the study of salt transport in crops using the radionuclide 22Na. A total of 24 plants from two genotypes of green-foxtail millet were incubated with 22NaCl for 14 days and imaged at 5 different time points. PET images showed a clear increase of 22Na uptake over time. The two genotypes presented significantly different behaviors at two of the time points. This study concludes that PET has the potential to become a unique tool to study salt transport dynamics in intact plants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2017 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538622827
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 12 2018
Event2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2017 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Oct 21 2017Oct 28 2017

Other

Other2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2017
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period10/21/1710/28/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Arino-Estrada, G., Mitchell, G., Saha, P., Arzani, A., Cherry, S. R., Blumwald, E., & Kyme, A. Z. (2018). Imaging Salt Transport in Plants Using PET: A Feasibility Study. In 2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2017 - Conference Proceedings [8532672] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2017.8532672