In addition to root proliferation, the root response to a nutrient-rich patch was also accompanied by root hair elongation.
New research finds that root capturing more nutrients could help wildlife breathe many miles away.
Exudates did bind soil to the roots, but were unable to compensate for the absence of root hairs.
This makes them an ideal target for breeders looking to up resilience without bringing down productivity.
Can plants help fight global warming? Nigel Chaffey looks to the roots.
A question with a long history, but not always a long enough bibliography, as Nigel Chaffey learns.