CuTex How Does It Work?
CuTex functions not only as a physical barrier, incorpration strong and durable geotextiles, but also as a chemical barrier. It acts by releasing Cu2+ ions into solution.
Confocal laser-scanning microscopy and differential contrast interference microscopy was used to analyse the morphology of root tips grown in the presence and absence of CuTex. The results demonstrated that when root tips approach the zone of inhibition they undergo a progressive collapse. The dividing cells at the very tip of the root (the meristem) die off and the cells above the meristem differentiate.