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Plant Roots

Ertan Yildirim

Atatürk University

Dr. Yildirim has published more than 200 publications (H-index 21) and served as a reviewer for high impact factor journals such as Journal of Plant Growth Regulation and Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (Springer), Acta Horticulturae (Elsevier).


Metin Turan

Yeditepe University

Dr. Turan has published more than 150 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an Editorial Board Member of repute. He holds memberships in Soil Science Society of Turkey UCTEA (Chamber of Agricultural Engineers) and International Humic Substances Society.

Melek Ekinci

Atatürk University

Dr. Ekinci is a member of The International Society for Horticultural Science Association. She has attended many national and international seminars, courses, conferences, symposiums, and presented many research papers.


Root Growth Root Architecture Root Physiology Development Functions Stress Conditions Soil Resource Acquisition Genetics Root-Environment Interactions Plant Hormone Action Signaling Pathways Root Diseases

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Throughout history, people have been interested in plants, plant nutrition and metabolic activity taking place in plants. Aristotle asserted that plants get the nutrients they need through their roots as these substances are present in the soil as in the plants. The root system is an essential part of the plant and therefore understanding roots and their functioning is the key to successful agricultural production. It is the part of the plant under the ground that has four important tasks:

1. Allows the plant to hold onto the soil.

2. It absorbs water and substances dissolved in water.

3. Roots store nutrients.

4. Synthesizes plant hormones and other organic compounds.

This book addresses root-soil interactions, the genetic basis of root growth and development, plant hormone action and signaling pathways that control root growth and development, mechanisms that determine the root structure and architecture and soil resource acquisition from agricultural and ecological perspectives.

Furthermore, it combines comprehensive investigations with the latest technologies and challenges that affect root growth to facilitate sustainable, economic and environmentally crop production.

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Ertan Yildirim

Atatürk University

Ertan Yildirim is Full Professor of Department of Horticulture, Agriculture Faculty at the Atatürk University in Turkey. His research is focused on teaching and researching of vegetable growing, vegetable breeding, greenhouse management, seed germination and physiology, organic agriculture, stress physiology. He has been at Cornell University as a visiting scientist. He served as Director of the Vocational Training School and Director of the Graduate School of Natural And Applied Sciences. Member of national and international social and governmental organizations. He has a registered garden cress cultivar and applied to register for two bean and two pinto bean cultivars. Professor Yildirim has published more than 200 publications. He has served as reviewer for high impact factor journals. He has attended many international courses, congress and symposiums.

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