Environmental Control of Root System Biology.

  title={Environmental Control of Root System Biology.},
  author={Rub{\'e}n Rell{\'a}n-{\'A}lvarez and Guillaume Lobet and Jos{\'e} R Dinneny},
  journal={Annual review of plant biology},
The plant root system traverses one of the most complex environments on earth. Understanding how roots support plant life on land requires knowing how soil properties affect the availability of nutrients and water and how roots manipulate the soil environment to optimize acquisition of these resources. Imaging of roots in soil allows the integrated analysis and modeling of environmental interactions occurring at micro- to macroscales. Advances in phenotyping of root systems is driving… CONTINUE READING