Effect of Nutrient Availability on Root System Development

Alfredo Cruz-Ramírez, Carlos Calderón-Vázquez, Luis Herrera-Estrella

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Abstract

Modern-day plant root systems have been modeled from distinct ancestors and by different evolutionary pathways influenced by environmental cues, leading to varied root system architectures. Availability of mineral nutrients has played a major role in evolution and development of the diverse root system architectures. In this chapter, we review the importance of the study of mineral nutrition on root development and describe the physiological, morphological and molecular responses of plant roots to diverse nutrient deficiencies and how the different hormone signaling pathways participate in these responses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoot Development
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages288-324
Number of pages37
Volume37
ISBN (Electronic)9781444310023
ISBN (Print)9781405161503
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 7 2009

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Nutrient starvation
  • Phenotypic Plasticity
  • Root architecture

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    Cruz-Ramírez, A., Calderón-Vázquez, C., & Herrera-Estrella, L. (2009). Effect of Nutrient Availability on Root System Development. In Root Development (Vol. 37, pp. 288-324). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444310023.ch11