Latest Root Stories
Growing plants in a microscope is helping scientists to view roots developing in 3D and in real time.
Soil is a microscopic maze of nooks and crannies that hosts a wide array of life.
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roots of Peace, an international humanitarian NGO working to transform former minefields into thriving farmland, today celebrates
Low soil nitrogen, not soil phosphorus levels, stimulate cluster root adaptation in the Proteaceae Embothrium coccineum, a tree that may be key to reforestation in Patagonia
Some types of mushrooms (such as truffles, boletus or chanterelles) associated to earthworms can develop a mechanism of environmental engineering.
Marine Biological Laboratory The vast sagebrush landscapes of the western United States are one of the largest ecosystems in North America. Long, cold winters and hot, dry summers characterize these cold desert ecosystems and create bone-dry soils during seasonal droughts. New research published this week from MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) senior scientist Zoe Cardon, John Stark (Utah State University), and their two former students, sheds light on how desert plants gain nutrients...
The structure and plasticity of root systems play an important role in determining the growth and yield of crop plants, and understanding how environmental and biological factors affect root structure is of key importance for plant scientists—particularly agricultural scientists.
We often ignore what we cannot see, and yet organisms below the soil's surface play a vital role in plant functions and ecosystem well-being.
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