The contribution of root systems to plant nutrient acquisition

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Essential nutrients for plant growth and survival are acquired from a heterogeneous soil environment. As the only part of the plant in direct contact with the soil, roots are solely responsible for nutrient uptake and assimilation. In this chapter we review the current state of knowledge about root system structural features that maximize the acquisition of nitrogen and phosphorus.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sparks, EE; Benfey, PN

Published Date

  • January 1, 2017

Book Title

  • Plant Macronutrient Use Efficiency: Molecular and Genomic Perspectives in Crop Plants

Start / End Page

  • 83 - 92

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780128112946

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-0-12-811308-0.00005-3

Citation Source

  • Scopus