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Root Biology

Growth, Physiology, and Functions

Edited by Takuji Ohyama

Tokyo University of Agriculture

This book provides up-to-date knowledge of root biology. Most plants have roots, which anchor the plant in the soil and physically support the above-ground parts of the plant. In addition, roots absorb water and nutrients from the soil and transport this to the shoot. Roots grow by cell proliferation in the meristem in the root tip. The cells differentiate into the epidermis, cortex, and stele. Water and nutrients are absorbed through the cell membrane of the epidermis and are transported to the above-ground parts via xylem vessels. The root growth and functions are affected by various abiotic and biotic conditions, such as levels of water, salt, acid stresses, and presence of soil diseases. However, some beneficial microorganisms such as rhizobia and mycorrhizal fungi help plant growth.

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Root BiologyGrowth, Physiology, and FunctionsEdited by Takuji Ohyama

Published: November 20th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77875

ISBN: 978-1-78985-310-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-309-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-839-9

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Morphological and Physiological Root Plasticity and Its Relationships with Shoot Growth of Rice with Water Regimes and Microbial Densities

By Abha Mishra


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2. The Role of Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria in the Growth of Cereals under Abiotic Stresses

By Martino Schillaci, Sneha Gupta, Robert Walker and Ute Roessner


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3. Protease Activity in the Rhizosphere of Tomato Plants Is Independent from Nitrogen Status

By Hannah Holzgreve, Manuela Eick and Christine Stöhr


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4. Salted Radish Root Biology during Food Processing

By Hiroki Matsuoka, Kei Kumakura, Taito Kobayashi, Wataru Kobayashi and Asaka Takahashi


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5. Nitrogen Transport in Barley

By Salwa Abdel-latif, Hanan Abou-Zeid and Kuni Sueyoshi


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6. The Infection Unit: An Overlooked Conceptual Unit for Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Function

By Yoshihiro Kobae


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