Mechanics of root growth

@article{Dexter1987MechanicsOR,
  title={Mechanics of root growth},
  author={Anthony Roger Dexter},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={1987},
  volume={98},
  pages={303-312}
}
SummaryA model is developed for the rate of elongation of a root tip in terms of the balance of pressures acting on the root. Differentials of this equation give expressions for the changes in root elongation rate with respect to soil water potential and soil mechanical resistance. The model predicts that root cells osmoregulate against both water stress and soil mechanical resistance with predicts that root cells osmoregulate against both water stress and soil mechanical resistance with… CONTINUE READING

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