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Development of wheat roots under zinc deficiency


Wheat seedlings were cultured in nutrient solutions with and without zinc supply. Shoot: root ratio was reduced in plants without zinc and the greater biomass of −Zn roots was a result of enhanced 1st order lateral root numbers and length. The implications of morphological changes under zinc stress are discussed in relation to knowledge of ion absorption pathways across roots.

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Cumbus, I.P. Development of wheat roots under zinc deficiency. Plant Soil 83, 313–316 (1985).

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