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ROOT. That part of a tree or plant under ground from which it draws most of its nourishment from the earth.
     2. When the roots of a tree planted in one man's land extend into that of another, this circumstance does not give the latter any right to the tree, though such is the doctrine of the civil law; Dig. 41, 1, 7, 13; but such person has a right to cut off the roots up to his line. Rolle's R. 394, vide Tree.
     3. In a figurative sense, the term root is used to signify the person from whom one or more others are descended. Vide Descent; Per stirpes.

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Debnath and Maiti (1990) obtained best rooting in Baruipur cultivar when dipped in 2500 mg kg-1 IBA.
Thus keeping in view all above considerations, study was planned with the objective, to develop asexual multiplication method to avoid segregation and evaluate best rooting media and IBA concentration for guava rooting under low-plastic tunnel.
In order to initiate rooting in olive, branches were wounded by complete removal of ring bark just below the buds in the month of May, June and July.
Days to rooting: Data regarding days to rooting are reported in Table 1.
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Previous research in seasonal rooting characteristics of turfgrass mainly examined total root biomass or length and did not distinguish root birth from death (Ralston and Daniel, 1972; Karnok and Kucharski, 1980; Kurtz and Kneebone, 1980; Koski, 1983; Murphy et al.
These changes could account for the observed shortening of rooting depth and decrease of overall turf quality.
Abbreviations: CDRL, cumulative dead root length; CNRL, cumulative new root length; RD, maximum rooting depth; TL, the ratios of dead/new roots in length; TN, the ratios of dead/new roots in number; TRL, total root length; TRN, total root number.
This study was conducted to: (i) investigate the rooting potential of forage-type, turf-type (non-dwarf), and dwarf tall fescue cultivars under non-limiting soil moisture conditions and (ii) examine genetic variations in morphological, physiological, and anatomical rooting factors that may influence tall fescue drought resistance.
The first test compared the rooting potential of three tall rescue cultivars Kentucky-31 (a forage-type cultivar).
Of special interest was the rooting characteristics of seashore paspalum relative to three commonly used species, Emerald zoysiagrass, Common bermudagrass and TifBlair centipedegrass, and within paspalum ecotypes, as limited information on drought resistance of paspalum is available relative to other species.