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Title Root ecology / H. de Kroon, E.J.W. Visser (eds.)
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2003]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  575.54 Kro/Rec  AVAILABLE
Description xxi, 394 pages ; 24 cm
Series Ecological studies, 0070-8356 ; v. 168
Ecological studies. 0070-8356 ; v. 168
Summary "This volume gives an overview of how roots have adapted to the soil-environment and the roles they play in the soil ecosystem. The text describes the form and function of roots, their temporal and spatial distribution, and their turnover rates in various ecosystems. Subsequently, a physiological background is provided for basic functions, such as carbon acquisition, water and solute movement into the roots, and for their responses to three major abiotic stresses, i.e. hard soil structure, drought and flooding. The volume concludes with the interactions of roots with other organisms of the complex soil ecosystem, including symbiosis and competition, and the function of roots as a food source."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Roots (Botany) -- Ecology.
Author Kroon, Hans de.
Visser, E. J. W. (Eric J. W.), 1966-
LC no. 2003041547
ISBN 3540001859 (hbk. : alk. paper)