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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The rooting abilities of the cuttings vary greatly depending on the species and cultivars.
Rooting by vegetative mean of propagation is no doubt the most expanded and efficient method (Awan et al., 2012) but the information's related to guava cuttings to produce rooting are very less and rooting through cuttings is a very efficient vegetative propagation method to produce true-to-type plants (Kareem et al., 2013).
If users are newcomers to rooting and want to completely use their phone, they definitely need to download and try Super Root Android at the official website: http://root.ngemobi.com.
In addition to the clarification of ChainFire with an exclusive rooting kit for HTC Nexus 9, the famous developer also noted that many root apps will have issues with both Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware and the 64-bit computing configuration along with more issues with SuperSU on 64-bit, but ChainFire found nothing yet and did not specify which one.
The independently hydrogels usage as much as 0.3% increased rooting of Nerium oleander cuttings and improved root morphological characteristics, while irrigation interval alone has had a negative effect on rooting of cuttings of this plant.
In 'Dehradum' the best rooting (96%) was obtained in air layers prepared on 11th August and survival was the best (89%) in those prepared on 28th July.
Before you dive headlong into rooting, here are a few tips:
A higher efficiency of leaf explants in rooting was also observed on Cycads with a higher tendency to develop roots from leaf bases (Pant, 1990).
Rooting in water is quick and easy for plants that can be propagated this way.
These deep-rooted species represent one extreme along a continuum in terms of their rooting depths, he explains.
Immediately after the release of an OS update, developers are quick to release rooting files that give users root access to delete unwanted apps and install custom ROMs but users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Verizon variant might need to wait because of the carrier has a locked bootloader that makes rooting harder.