Planetary bioresources and astroecology.
1. Plant and algal microcosm bioassays of martian and meteorite soils

Figure 1c Plant tissue cultures of Asparagus officinalis in Murchison meteorite  extracts,   supplemented with 5 mM NH4NO3 and 3% sucrose:

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Michael N. Mautner, Soil, Plant and Ecological Sciences Division, Lincoln University, Lincoln, New Zealand, and Department of Chemistry, University of Canterbury, Christchurch 8002, New Zealand

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