Structure, ecology and physiology of root clusters – a review

@article{Lamont2004StructureEA,
  title={Structure, ecology and physiology of root clusters – a review},
  author={B. Lamont},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={248},
  pages={1-19}
}
Hairy rootlets, aggregated in longitudinal rows to form distinct clusters, are a major part of the root system in some species. These root clusters are almost universal (1600 species) in the family Proteaceae (proteoid roots), with fewer species in another seven families. There may be 10–1000 rootlets per cm length of parent root in 2–7 rows. Proteoid roots may increase the surface area by over 140× and soil volume explored by 300× that per length of an equivalent non-proteoid root. This… Expand

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