Building roots in a changing environment : implications for root longevity

@inproceedings{Eissenstat2000BuildingRI,
  title={Building roots in a changing environment : implications for root longevity},
  author={David M. Eissenstat and Christina Elizabeth Wells and Ruth D. Yanai and Julie L. Whitbeck},
  year={2000}
}
Root turnover is important to the global carbon budget as well as to nutrient cycling in ecosystems and to the success of individual plants. Our ability to predict the effects of environmental change on root turnover is limited by the difficulty of measuring root dynamics, but emerging evidence suggests that roots, like leaves, possess suites of interrelated traits that are linked to their life span. In graminoids, high tissue density has been linked to increased root longevity. Other studies… CONTINUE READING

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