Root system architecture: opportunities and constraints for genetic improvement of crops.

Abstract

Abiotic stresses increasingly curtail crop yield as a result of global climate change and scarcity of water and nutrients. One way to minimize the negative impact of these factors on yield is to manipulate root system architecture (RSA) towards a distribution of roots in the soil that optimizes water and nutrient uptake. It is now established that most of… (More)

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@article{Dorlodot2007RootSA, title={Root system architecture: opportunities and constraints for genetic improvement of crops.}, author={Sophie de Dorlodot and Brian Peter Forster and Lo{\"i}c Pag{\`e}s and Adam Price and Roberto Tuberosa and Xavier Draye}, journal={Trends in plant science}, year={2007}, volume={12 10}, pages={474-81} }