The capacity for nitrate regulation of root hydraulic properties correlates with species’ nitrate uptake rates

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A mechanism whereby water flow towards root surfaces is stimulated when exposed to nutrient patches may be evolutionarily desirable in environments with heterogeneous soils. Indeed, the presence of nitrate has been shown to increase root hydraulic conductance in a few agricultural species characterized by high nitrate demand. Does a similar stimulation of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11104-010-0540-x

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