A symbiotic relationship of mycorrhizae and plant roots
enhances crop roots system.
Nearly 90% of the world's plants form an association with mycorrhizal fungi, which colonize plant roots
and provide the host with enhanced capacity for water and mineral uptake.
The plant roots
analysed herein also constitute the oldest evidence of the existence of large roots ever described.
use their endodermis, or inner skin, as a cellular gatekeeper to control the efficient use and movement of water and nutrients from the soil to the above-ground parts of the plant.
Because microorganisms growing on the plant roots
can influence plant growth positively or negatively , a good understanding of the importance of soil and plant factors for microbial rhizosphere communities is needed in order to be able to manipulate microbial populations in the rhizosphere.
However, little information is available on the effects of Al on proton release from tea plant roots
and the potential impact on soil acidification.
The plant roots
embedded between two layers of porous materiel.
One of the biggest underground markets on the planet-nutrient trading between plant roots
and fungi--turns out to run on a system of reciprocal rewards for good suppliers and less business for bad ones.
coli can potentially be controlled on the surface of raw produce, there have been concerns that plant roots
could take in the bacteria along with nutrients and water.
This study used mutant tomato plants to demonstrate that the plant hormone auxin is required for the establishment of a mutualistic symbiosis between plant roots
and mycorrhizal fungi.
In addition, night crawler tunnels create open channels for water and plant roots
, which can make a huge difference in tight clay soil.
With funding from USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) National Research Initiative (NRI), Mario Biondini at North Dakota State University found a way to more accurately predict water uptake from plant roots
by improving upon the West, Brown, and Enquist (WBE) general model for scaling laws in biological networks.