The two adaptations both aid in nutrient uptake, but may work against each other
How have the roots of maize changed since the introduction of synthetic nitrogen fertiliser in the 1940s?
Root hairs help maize take up phosphorus from the soil.
Can plants help fight global warming? Nigel Chaffey looks to the roots.
It might seem obvious that plant pathogens attack plants, but a new paper in Molecular Plant Pathology argues that we should be looking at a wider battle in the soil.
Novel forms of potentially antifungal linear fengycins may serve as a basis for the development of more powerful plant protective agents.
Combining neutron and fluorescence imaging allows study of the spatiotemporal patterns of oxygen, pH and water content distribution in lupin rhizospheres.