Growth in Turface clay permits root hair phenotyping along the entire crown root in cereal and demonstrates that root hair growth can extend well beyond the root hair zone Final tech report Annex 10

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dc.contributor.author Goron, T.L.
dc.contributor.author Watts, S.
dc.contributor.author Shearer, C.
dc.contributor.author Raizada, M.N.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-20T19:46:46Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-20T19:46:46Z
dc.date.issued 2015-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/57414
dc.description This research was supported by grants from CIFSRF to MNR from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC, Ottawa) and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development (DFATD). en
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dc.description.abstract In cereal crops, root hairs are reported to function within the root hair zone to carry out important roles in nutrient and water absorption. Nevertheless, these single cells remain understudied due to the practical challenges of phenotyping these delicate structures in large cereal crops growing on soil or other growth systems. Here we present an alternative growth system for examining the root hairs of cereal crops: the use of coarse Turface® clay alongside fertigation. This system allowed for root hairs to be easily visualized along the entire lengths of crown roots in three different cereal crops (maize, wheat, and finger millet). Surprisingly, we observed that the root hairs in these crops continued to grow beyond the canonical root hair zone, with the most root hair growth occurring on older crown root segments. We suggest that the Turface® fertigation system may permit a better understanding of the changing dynamics of root hairs as they age in large plants, and may facilitate new avenues for crop improvement below ground. However, the relevance of this system to field conditions must be further evaluated in other crops. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher BioMed Central en
dc.subject ROOT HAIR en
dc.subject WHEAT en
dc.subject MAIZE en
dc.subject FINGER MILLET en
dc.subject CEREAL en
dc.subject ROOT HAIR ZONE en
dc.subject TURFACE en
dc.subject CLAY en
dc.subject CROWN ROOT en
dc.title Growth in Turface clay permits root hair phenotyping along the entire crown root in cereal and demonstrates that root hair growth can extend well beyond the root hair zone Final tech report Annex 10 en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 107791
idrc.project.title Nepal Terrace Farmers and Sustainable Agriculture Kits (CIFSRF Phase 2) en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
idrc.recordsserver.bcsnumber IC36-1643402171-202362


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