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Title Root engineering : basic and applied concepts / Asunción Morte, Ajit Varma, editors
Published Heidelberg : Springer, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xi, 493 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Soil biology ; volume 40
Soil biology ; 40.
Contents Anatomy of root from eyes of a microbiologist / Smriti Shrivastava, Ram Prasad, Ajit Varma -- Role of phi cells under abiotic stress in plants / Nieves Fernández-García, Carmen López-Berenguer, Enrique Olmos -- Root system architecture / Beata Orman-Ligeza, René Civava, Sophie de Dorlodot, Xavier Draye -- Root growth model based on swarm intelligence / Tomé Matos, Cristina Cruz, Luís Correia -- The development of the maize root system : role of auxin and ethylene / María Victoria Alarcón, Pedro G. Lloret, Julio Salguero -- Mycorrhizosphere : the role of PGPR / Rosario Azcón -- How root structure defines the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis and what we can learn from it? / Beatriz Dreyer, Mario Honrubia, Asunción Morte -- How ectomycorrhizae structures boost the root system? / Javier Parladé, Beatriz Águeda, Luz Marina Fernández-Toirán, Fernando Martínez-Peña, Ana María de Miguel -- Functions of root fungal endophytes / K. Sowjanya Sree, Manjita Mishra, Aditya Saran, S.K. Singh, R.K. Sharma, K.V.S.S. Ram, Ajit Varma -- Strigolactones involvement in root development and communications / Hinanit Koltai, Yoram Kapulnik -- Root exudation : the role of secondary metabolites, their localisation in roots and transport into the rhizosphere / Leslie A. Weston, Ulrike Mathesius -- Root strategies for nitrate assimilation / José S. Rubio-Asensio, Carmen López-Berenguer, Jesús García-de la Garma, Martin Burger, Arnold J. Bloom -- Root aquaporins / Thorsten Knipfer, Wieland Fricke -- Root strategies for rill and gully erosion control / S. De Baets, T.A. Quine, J. Poesen -- Root system response to drought and salinity : root distribution and water transport / M. Jesús Sánchez-Blanco, Sara Álvarez, M. Fernanda Ortuño, M. Carmen Ruiz-Sánchez -- Cluster roots / Alejandra Zúñiga-Feest, Mabel Delgado, Ángela Bustos -- The role of roots in plant defense responses to aboveground herbivores / Vamsi J. Nalam, Punya Nachappa -- Advances in transformed root cultures for root biofactory and phytoremediation research / Jutta Ludwig-Müller, Jianfeng Xu, Elizabeth Agostini, Milen I. Georgiev -- Root proteomics / Mohammad-Zaman Nouri, Setsuko Komatsu -- Adventitious root development in ornamental plants : insights from carnation stem cuttings / Antonio Cano, José Manuel Pérez-Pérez, Manuel Acosta -- Roots of medicinal importance / Aparajita Das, Vipin M. Dan, George Varughese, Ajit Varma -- Root and root endophytes from the eyes of an electron microscopist / Binggan Lou, Bing Peng, Nianhang Rong, Yunqin Li, Hanmin Chen, K. Sowjanya Sree, Qikang Gao, Ajit Varma
Summary This volume illustrates the complex root system, including the various essential roles of roots as well as their interaction with diverse microorganisms localized in or near the root system. Following initial chapters describing the anatomy and architecture as well as the growth and development of root systems, subsequent chapters focus on the various types of root symbiosis with bacteria and fungi in the rhizosphere. A third section covers the physiological strategies of roots, such as nitrate assimilation, aquaporins, the role of roots in plant defense responses, and in response to droughts and salinity changes. The book's final chapters discuss the prospects of applied engineering of roots, i.e., inventing new root structures or functions through genetic modification, but also with conventional breeding and manipulation of root symbionts. The budding field of root engineering is expected to promote a second green revolution
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Roots (Botany)
Roots (Botany) -- Physiology.
Roots (Botany) -- Anatomy.
Plant Roots
root (plant material)
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Engineering (General)
Roots (Botany)
Roots (Botany) -- Anatomy
Roots (Botany) -- Physiology
Form Electronic book
Author Morte, Asunción, editor.
Varma, A. (Ajit), 1939- editor.
ISBN 9783642542763