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Root Methods

A Handbook

Editors: Smit, A.L., Bengough, A.G., Engels, C., Noordwijk, M. van, Pellerin, S., Geijn, S.C. van de (Eds.)

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Why a New Handbook on Root Methods? Uptake of water and nutrients is a key process in agricultural and natural ecosystems. Plant roots play a vital role in the supply of resources for growth, and yet we have a relatively poor understanding of how they function in the natural soil environment. Dr. B6hm began the Preface of his standard text on root research methods (B6hm 1979) with the comment: "Root research under natural jield conditions is a step-child of science. The reason for this is primarily methodological. The known methods are tedious, time-consuming and the accuracy of their results is of ten not very great". Although improvements have been made recently for some methods, working on roots is stiH tedious and time-consuming. Compared to some other disci­ plines, a root researcher requires a considerable budget for his or her work. It is for this reason that in root research careful planning, the choice of appro­ priate methods and also a clear idea of which root characteristic should be observed in relation to the goal of the research question are fundamental. Con­ sequently, it is recommended to make use of "root experience" developed else­ where as much as possible.

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"This book exceptionally benefits from the excellent expertise of the various authors in their respective field of root research. ... Each chapter provides the reader with a comprehensive and updated review of methods and a vast array of available technical equipment (ranging from common mechanical sampling devices to sophisticated analytical instruments), chemical agents and software. Outstanding features of nearly all chapters are the detailed practical instructions... The book will serve as a particularly valuable resource not only for those already working on roots, but also for newcomers and advanced students seeking an entrance to the "hidden half" of the plant." (Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Vol. 164, Issue 2, 2001)

"... this handbook will not only be found in libraries of institutes and universities, but will also have a permanent place on the desks of scientists in plant sciences who seek to expand their knowledge in the field of root biology and for students who are studying the problems of different aspects of root growth and development. I would recommend this book to all specialists in breeding, genetics, plant physiology and graduate students who are interested in root studies." (Acta physiologiae Plantarum, Vol. 23, Issue 2, 2001)
"... No other publication on root investigation comes close to providing such comprehensive coverage, so it will undoubtedly become a standard reference." (Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol. 136, 2001)

"Root Methods, a Handbook offers up-to-date and comprehensive information on methods of root research. The contributors are specialists in their fields and the book covers all aspects of root methods. ... All chapters are self-contained and offer comprehensive lists of references." (Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, Vol. 188, Issue 1, 2002)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Root Methods
Book Subtitle
A Handbook
Editors
  • A.L. Smit
  • A.G. Bengough
  • C. Engels
  • M. van Noordwijk
  • S. Pellerin
  • S.C. van de Geijn
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-04188-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-04188-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-66728-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08602-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 594
Number of Illustrations
105 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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