Root development under drought stress
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Knowledge AreaProducción Vegetal
PublisherUniversidad Politécnica de Cartagena
Bibliographic CitationFRANCO LEEMHUIS, José Antonio. Root development under drought stress. Technology and Knowledge Transfer e-Bulletin, vol.2, no.6, 2011. ISSN 2172-0436
Serving as interfaces between plant and the soil, roots are much more exposed to drought stress than the upper plant parts. Therefore, the root system can be as affected, or even more affected, than the aerial parts of the plant for drought stress (Franco et al., 2011). Nevertheless, the influence of this stress on root activity and development has been much less studied. Undoubtedly, this is due to limitations on accessibility for root observations; being studies on root system dynamics especially difficult because they require successive, non-destructive measurements (Franco and Abrisqueta, 1997; Franco et al., 2002a).
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