Minirhizotron Techniques

Authored by: Boris Rewald , Jhonathan E. Ephrath

Plant Roots

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  April  2013

Print ISBN: 9781439846483
eBook ISBN: 9781439846490
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b14550-50

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Abstract

Special techniques are required to investigate root systems since they are hidden in the soil. Traditionally, destructive techniques like coring, trenching, and excavating have been used to access roots in situ. More recently, nondestructive techniques including rhizotrons and minirhizotrons (MRs) were developed in order to allow direct and repeated observations of the roots within the rhizosphere.

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