Using Ancient Traits to Convert Soil Health into Crop Yield: Impact of Selection on Maize Root and Rhizosphere Function

@article{Schmidt2016UsingAT,
  title={Using Ancient Traits to Convert Soil Health into Crop Yield: Impact of Selection on Maize Root and Rhizosphere Function},
  author={Jennifer E Schmidt and Timothy M Bowles and Am{\'e}lie C. M. Gaudin},
  journal={Frontiers in plant science},
  year={2016},
  volume={7},
  pages={
          373
        }
}
The effect of domestication and modern breeding on aboveground traits in maize (Zea mays) has been well-characterized, but the impact on root systems and the rhizosphere remain unclear. The transition from wild ecosystems to modern agriculture has focused on selecting traits that yielded the largest aboveground production with increasing levels of crop management and nutrient inputs. Root morphology, anatomy, and ecophysiological processes may have been affected by the substantial environmental… CONTINUE READING

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