Linking root morphology, longevity and function to root branch order: a case study in three shrubs

  title={Linking root morphology, longevity and function to root branch order: a case study in three shrubs},
  author={Gang Huang and Xue-yong Zhao and Ha-Lin Zhao and Ying-xin Huang and Xiao-an Zuo},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
Root branching order supports a powerful approach to understanding complex root systems; however, how the pattern of root morphological characteristics, tissue carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) concentrations, and root lifespan are related to anatomical features of variable root orders for mature shrubs (∼19 years old) in sandy habitats is still unclear. In this study, these relationships were investigated for three typical shrubs in Horqin Sand Land, Northeast China. Root diameter, individual root… CONTINUE READING


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