Root system architecture: insights from Arabidopsis and cereal crops.

@article{Smith2012RootSA,
  title={Root system architecture: insights from Arabidopsis and cereal crops.},
  author={Stephanie Smith and Ive De Smet},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={367 1595},
  pages={1441-52}
}
Roots are important to plants for a wide variety of processes, including nutrient and water uptake, anchoring and mechanical support, storage functions, and as the major interface between the plant and various biotic and abiotic factors in the soil environment. Understanding the development and architecture of roots holds potential for the exploitation and manipulation of root characteristics to both increase food plant yield and optimize agricultural land use. This theme issue highlights the… CONTINUE READING