Roots: The Dynamic Interface between Plants and the Earth

Roots: The Dynamic Interface between Plants and the Earth

by Jun J. Abe
     
 

The root is the organ that functions as the interface between the plant and the earth environment. Many human management practices involving crops, forests and natural vegetation also affect plant growth through the soil and roots. Understanding the morphology and function of roots from the cellular level to the level of the whole root system is required for both

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The root is the organ that functions as the interface between the plant and the earth environment. Many human management practices involving crops, forests and natural vegetation also affect plant growth through the soil and roots. Understanding the morphology and function of roots from the cellular level to the level of the whole root system is required for both plant production and environmental protection. This book is at the forefront of plant root science (rhizology), catering to professional plant scientists and graduate students. It covers root development, stress physiology, ecology, and associations with microorganisms. The chapters are selected papers originally presented at the 6th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research, where plant biologists, ecologists, soil microbiologists, crop scientists, forestry scientists, and environmental scientists, among others, gathered to discuss current research results and to establish rhizology as a newly integrated research area.

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ISBN-13:
9789048164073
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Series:
Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences Series, #101
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2003
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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