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Record number 429515
Title Root foraging theory put to the test
Author(s) Kroon, H. de; Mommer, L.
Source Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21 (2006)3. - ISSN 0169-5347 - p. 113 - 116.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2005.11.021
Department(s) Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology
PE&RC
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2006
Keyword(s) phenotypic plasticity - plant - responses - growth - system - precision
Abstract Roots have a tremendous plasticity that has long fascinated plant scientists. Root proliferation into enriched soil patches is commonly considered as a way for plants to acquire patchily distributed soil resources. In a recent synthetic study involving the responses of over 100 species, Kembel and Cahill concluded that long-standing generalizations explaining variation in root proliferation should be reconsidered.
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