Root Biology

  • Bhoopander Giri
  • Ram Prasad
  • Ajit Varma

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 52)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Adrianus P. Claassens, Paul N. Hills
    Pages 43-63
  3. De-Jian Zhang, Yu-Jie Yang, Chun-Yan Liu, Fei Zhang, Qiang-Sheng Wu
    Pages 65-84
  4. A. Kleinert, V. A. Benedito, R. J. L. Morcillo, J. Dames, P. Cornejo-Rivas, A. Zuniga-Feest et al.
    Pages 85-142
  5. Pratibha Thakur, Ishwar Singh
    Pages 181-220
  6. Juan Manuel Ruiz-Lozano, Rosa Porcel, Mónica Calvo-Polanco, Ricardo Aroca
    Pages 259-279
  7. Dipanti Chourasiya, Richa Agnihotri, Anil Prakash, Kamal K. Pal, Mahaveer P. Sharma
    Pages 281-301
  8. Amita Sharma, Rajnish Kumar Verma
    Pages 323-339
  9. Sanjana Kaul, Suruchi Gupta, Tanwi Sharma, Manoj K. Dhar
    Pages 341-365
  10. Parinita Singh, Touseef Hussain, Seema Patel, Nadeem Akhtar
    Pages 409-427
  11. Haishui Yang, Michelle Schroeder-Moreno, Bhoopander Giri, Shuijin Hu
    Pages 429-449
  12. Husna Faad, Faisal Danu Tuheteru, Asrianti Arif
    Pages 465-486
  13. Manju M. Gupta, Ashima Aggarwal, Asha
    Pages 487-500
  14. B. Thioye, A. Kane, S. M. de Faria, D. Fall, D. Sanogo, C. Ndiaye et al.
    Pages 501-519

About this book


The book ‘Root Biology’ written by experts in the field, covers latest research on cellular, genetic, physiological and ecological developmental facets of root growth as well as the interaction of root with an array of microbes whether for the establishment of symbiosis, increasing plant growth or protecting plant from pathogens/attackers. 

Plant roots provide an excellent model to study physiological, developmental and metabolic processes at a system level. Root system architecture - an excellent creation of nature, is closely interconnected with the availability of soil nutrients. Several strategies including biotechnological interventions are gaining interest and importance for sustainable food production and enhanced resource acquisition. Such strategies have largely focused on root traits for efficient utilization of soil resources. The biotechnological application of root biology is expected to promote the production of food while maintaining ecologically
and economically sustainable production systems.

With a fortune of information on technical and experimental aspects useful in the laboratory, this extensive book is a valuable resource for researchers, academician and students in the broad field of microbiology, plant and fungal biology.


Agriculture Microbiology Fungal Biology Plant Microbe Interaction Plant Pathology Rhizosphere Root Architecture Root Biology Root Pathogens Root System Soil Biology Symbiosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Bhoopander Giri
    • 1
  • Ram Prasad
    • 2
  • Ajit Varma
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Botany, Swami Shraddhanand CollegeUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia
  3. 3.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia

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