Short-term leaf elongation kinetics of maize in response to salinity are independent of the root.

@article{Cramer1991ShorttermLE,
  title={Short-term leaf elongation kinetics of maize in response to salinity are independent of the root.},
  author={Grant R Cramer and Daniel C. Bowman},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={965-7}
}
The essentiality of roots to the short-term responses of leaf elongation to salinity was tested by removing the roots of maize (Zea mays L.) from the shoots and comparing the initial short-term response of leaf elongation to that with intact plants. Eightday-old seedlings growing in solution culture were treated with 80 millimolar NaCl and their leaf elongation rate (LER) was monitored with a linear variable differential transformer connected to a computerized data aquisition system. Initially… CONTINUE READING