When humans selected for bigger seeds in maize, they may have also unintentionally improved its root system.
New research finds that root capturing more nutrients could help wildlife breathe many miles away.
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?
Secondary growth of the roots of annual dicots has functional significance with regards to soil resource acquisition and transport, interactions with soil organisms and carbon sequestration.
A new framework aids in predicting gene regulatory networks associated with soybean nodule formation.
How will plants respond to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere? Botanists at BIFoR, the Birmingham Institute for Forest Research have gone underground to find some of the answers.
Can plants help fight global warming? Nigel Chaffey looks to the roots.
Zotz and colleagues ask for a re-evaluation of the occurrence, evolution, and function of the velamen radicum in both terrestrial and epiphytic angiosperms