Root Methods pp 545-565 | Cite as

Plant Anchorage

  • A. R. Ennos
  • S. Pellerin
Chapter

Abstract

Together with water and nutrient absorption, a major function of roots is to anchor plants. This chapter is dedicated to methods used for studying root systems when considering this particular function.

Keywords

Maize Carbohydrate Torque Resis Trench 

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Further Reading

  1. Ennos AR (1994) The biomechanics of root anchorage. Biomimetics 2: 129–137Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Ennos
    • 1
  • S. Pellerin
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK
  2. 2.INRA, Domaine de la Grande FerradeVillenave d’Ornon CédexFrance

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