Variation, co-ordination and compensation in root systems in relation to soil variability

@article{Robinson2004VariationCA,
  title={Variation, co-ordination and compensation in root systems in relation to soil variability},
  author={David Caleb Robinson},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={187},
  pages={57-66}
}
In soil, the distributions of nutrients, water, pores, and microbes vary in time and space. These, in turn, contribute to the variations in root form and function that we see when we grow plants in soil and other non-uniform media. This paper addresses three questions about the consequences of non-uniform distributions of nutrients: how do roots respond to variations in nutrient distribution?; how specific are such responses?; to what extent can we predict them? Roots vary both physiologically… CONTINUE READING

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