Quantifying the response of wheat (Triticum aestivum L) root system architecture to phosphorus in an Oxisol

Richard J. Flavel, Christopher N. Guppy, Matthew K. Tighe, Michelle Watt, Iain M. Young

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Abstract

Results: We found that wheat roots displayed localised responses (were plastic) and responded with additional root length within the banded P fertiliser. The seedling root systems also altered 3D root architecture in the band by increasing the number and length of branch roots. Branch root angle was not altered by the P band. The spatial precision of the branching response was striking and raises questions concerning the root sensing and/or response mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-310
Number of pages8
JournalPLANT AND SOIL
Volume385
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 19 2014
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Soil Science

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