Time-Lapse Reveals the Hidden Dance of Roots

Time-Lapse Reveals the Hidden Dance of Roots
(AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)

Duke researchers have been studying something that happens too slowly for our eyes to see. A team in biologist Philip Benfey’s lab wanted to see how plant roots burrow into the soil. So they set up a camera on rice seeds sprouting in clear gel, taking a new picture every 15 minutes for several days after germination.

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