Exudates did bind soil to the roots, but were unable to compensate for the absence of root hairs.
How do photosynthetic responses to fluctuating light vary across populations of crop plants and are these genetically controlled?
This makes them an ideal target for breeders looking to up resilience without bringing down productivity.
Root cortical senescence (RCS) is a poorly understood phenomenon with implications for adaptation to edaphic stress. Schneider et al. demonstrate that ethylene modulates RCS.
Mimicking the proximity of neighbouring plants using a supplemental far-red light treatment on plants.
Based on the phenotypic instability observed in Barley, definite trends in the development of ectopic flower structures can be outlined.
A study of barley plants during the early stages of vegetative development (9–28 d old) to determine by what means root water uptake is increased.
A study of Pedicularis rex and P. tricolor finds that AM colonization is low, and less than 1 % of total plant P is taken up from the soil via the AM fungus.
Genetically modifying barley and wheat to express the barley gene HvAACT1 gene has potential to alleviate the effects of aluminium toxicity in acid soils.