Roots: The Dynamic Interface between Plants and the Earth

The 6th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research, 11–15 November 2001, Nagoya, Japan

  • Editors
  • Jun Abe

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 101)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. M. Čiamporová, K. Dekánková, Z. Hanáčková, P. Peters, M. Ovečka, F. Baluška
    Pages 1-7
  3. Takayuki Hoson, Kouichi Soga, Kazuyuki Wakabayashi, Seiichiro Kamisaka, Eiichi Tanimoto
    Pages 19-26
  4. Ryo Akashi, Tomoe Kawano, Masatsugu Hashiguchi, Yasuyo Kutsuna, Shyun-Shyun Hoffmann-Tsay, Franz Hoffmann
    Pages 27-33
  5. Roberto Tuberosa, Silvio Salvi, Maria Corinna Sanguineti, Marco Maccaferri, Silvia Giuliani, Pierangelo Landi
    Pages 35-54
  6. R. G. Thomas, M. J. M. Hay, P. C. D. Newton, J. C. Tilbrook
    Pages 55-66
  7. Alexander Lux, Miroslava Luxová, Jun Abe, Shigenori Morita, Shinobu Inanaga
    Pages 85-91
  8. L. J. Clark, W. R. Whalley, P. B. Barraclough
    Pages 93-104
  9. L. A. Dawson, S. J. Grayston, P. J. Murray, R. Cook, A. C. Gange, J. M. Ross et al.
    Pages 121-130
  10. T. Vamerali, M. Saccomani, S. Bona, G. Mosca, M. Guarise, A. Ganis
    Pages 157-167
  11. S. A. Prior, H. H. Rogers, G. L. Mullins, G. B. Runion
    Pages 179-187
  12. M. Kondo, P. P. Pablico, D. V. Aragones, R. Agbisit, J. Abe, S. Morita et al.
    Pages 189-200

About this book


The root is the organ that functions as the interface between the plant and the earth environment. Many human management practices involving crops, forests and natural vegetation also affect plant growth through the soil and roots. Understanding the morphology and function of roots from the cellular level to the level of the whole root system is required for both plant production and environmental protection. This book is at the forefront of plant root science (rhizology), catering to professional plant scientists and graduate students. It covers root development, stress physiology, ecology, and associations with microorganisms. The chapters are selected papers originally presented at the 6th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research, where plant biologists, ecologists, soil microbiologists, crop scientists, forestry scientists, and environmental scientists, among others, gathered to discuss current research results and to establish rhizology as a newly integrated research area.


Ecology environment environmental protection forest microorganism physiology roots soil vegetation

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6407-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2923-9
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