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Description - Plant Roots by Peter J. Gregory

A full understanding of the functioning of the root system of a plant is essential to anyone working in the area of agricultural, plant and soil sciences. This exciting new book provides comprehensive coverage, written by one of the world's foremost authorities on the subject. Full details are given of new scientific insights in the area, e. g. the interactions between roots and soil, and the genetic control of roots' responses to the environment, many of which have come about due to the use of modern techniques in imaging, molecular biology and analytical chemistry. Contents include: morphology and anatomy, measurement, development and growth, effects of the physico-chemical environment, the rhizosphere and root modification of soils, roots and the biological environment, water and nutrient uptake, genetic control of root properties and practical exploitation of root characters.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405119061
ISBN-10: 1405119063
Format: Hardback
(252mm x 175mm x 24mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter J. Gregory

Professor Peter Gregory is internationally known and respected for his work on roots and is Director of the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, UK.

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