Fine root dry matter relative to mango (Mangifera indica) tree scion size grafted on size-controlling rootstocks, is negatively related to scion growth rate

@article{Bithell2016FineRD,
  title={Fine root dry matter relative to mango (Mangifera indica) tree scion size grafted on size-controlling rootstocks, is negatively related to scion growth rate},
  author={Sean L. Bithell and Lucy T. T. Tran-Nguyen and Mark N. Hearnden and M. D. Hoult and Nicholas Hartley and Michael A. Smith},
  journal={Trees},
  year={2016},
  volume={30},
  pages={1181-1190}
}
The effects of mango rootstock cultivars on scion vigour may be predicted by scion growth rate being negatively related to fine root dry matter/scion trunk cross sectional area. Knowledge of root dry matter (DM) allocation, in relation to differing vigour conferred by rootstock cultivars, is required to understand the structural relationships between rootstock and scion. We investigated the mass of roots (four size classes up to 23 mm diameter) by coring proximal to five polyembryonic mango… CONTINUE READING