Plant and Soil

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 209–213

A method for estimating the lengths and spatial patterns of two interpenetrating root systems

  • J. P. Baldwin
  • P. B. Tinker
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/BF01578497

Cite this article as:
Baldwin, J.P. & Tinker, P.B. Plant Soil (1972) 37: 209. doi:10.1007/BF01578497

Summary

An autoradiographic method which enables the root density and pattern of interpenetrating root systems to be measured is described. An example of its use is given, in a study of the mutual effects of plants on the distribution of their root systems. It is suggested that such measurements may give information on the mechanism whereby root systems influence each other.

Copyright information

© Martinus Nijhoff 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Baldwin
    • 1
  • P. B. Tinker
    • 1
  1. 1.Soil Science LaboratoryUniversity of OxfordUK