Root uptake under mismatched distributions of water and nutrients in the root zone

@inproceedings{Yan2020RootUU,
  title={Root uptake under mismatched distributions of water and nutrients
in the root zone},
  author={Jielu Yan and N. Bogie and T. Ghezzehei},
  year={2020}
}
Most plants derive their water and nutrient needs from soils where the resources are often scarce, patchy, and ephemeral. It is not uncommon for plant roots to encounter mismatched patches of water-rich and nutrient-rich regions in natural environments. Such an uneven distribution of resources necessitates plant reliance on strategies for exploring and acquiring nutrients from relatively dry patches. We conducted a laboratory study that elucidates the biophysical mechanisms that enable this… Expand
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