Professor Lawren Sack provides insight on new research for Science News
Science News recently released an article, "Salty sweat helps one desert plant stay hydrated". The article highlights a recent publication in PNAS, "Harvesting of aerial humidity with natural hygroscopic salt excretions" by materials scientist Marieh Al-Handawi of New York University Abu Dhabi. UCLA EEB's own, Professor Lawren Sack, who was not involved with the study, provided insight on the research and is quoted, "This paper provides a new level of detailed understanding of how some desert plants can both excrete salt and use it to take up water from the air into leaves."
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