Measuring Roots

An Updated Approach

Editors: Mancuso, Stefano (Ed.)

  • Written by experts
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  • Covers both academic and practical aspects
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About this book

Roots represent half of the plant body – and arguably the more interesting half. Despite its obvious importance for the whole plant, until recently our knowledge of the root apparatus was very limited, mostly due to the inadequacy of the techniques available. Recent advances in the visualization and measurement of roots have resulted in significant progress in our understanding of root architecture, growth and behaviour. In this book international experts highlight the most advanced techniques, both lab and field methods, and discuss them in detail. Measuring Roots combines academic and practical aspects of this topic, making it a universal handbook for all researchers and others interested in root-measuring methods.

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“This book describes some remarkable methods, mostly of recent development, by which roots can be rendered more accessible, and measurable, than normally allowed by nature. Split into two sections covering lab and field applications, Measuring Roots: An Updated Approach describes a range of imaging and sensor techniques. … Examples of the kind of information that each technique can generate are presented in abundant images, many in colour. Anyone studying roots will find something interesting in this multi-author volume … .” (David Robinson, Experimental Agriculture, Vol. 48 (3), 2012)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Higher Plants: Structural Diversity of Roots

    Tarshis, Lyudmila G. (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy and Roots

    Repo, Tapani (et al.)

    Pages 25-49

  • Multi Electrode Arrays (MEAs) and the Electrical Network of the Roots

    Masi, Elisa (et al.)

    Pages 51-65

  • The Vibrating Probe Technique in the Study of Root Physiology Under Stress

    Pandolfi, Camilla (et al.)

    Pages 67-81

  • The Use of Planar Optodes in Root Studies for Quantitative Imaging

    Blossfeld, Stephan (et al.)

    Pages 83-92

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eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Measuring Roots
Book Subtitle
An Updated Approach
Editors
  • Stefano Mancuso
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22067-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22067-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22066-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43635-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 382
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