Measuring Roots

An Updated Approach

  • Stefano Mancuso

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Lab Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lyudmila G. Tarshis, Galina I. Tarshis
      Pages 3-23
    3. Tapani Repo, Yang Cao, Raimo Silvennoinen, Harry Ozier-Lafontaine
      Pages 25-49
    4. Elisa Masi, Eisa Azzarello, Camilla Pandolfi, Susanna Pollastri, Sergio Mugnai, Stefano Mancuso
      Pages 51-65
    5. Camilla Pandolfi, Sergio Mugnai, Elisa Azzarello, Elisa Masi, Susanna Pollastri, Stefano Mancuso
      Pages 67-81
    6. Stephan Blossfeld, Dirk Gansert
      Pages 83-92
    7. Susanna Pollastri, Elisa Azzarello, Elisa Masi, Camilla Pandolfi, Sergio Mugnai, Stefano Mancuso
      Pages 93-108
    8. Andrew French, Darren Wells, Nicola Everitt, Tony Pridmore
      Pages 109-126
    9. Masako Dannoura, Yuji Kominami, Naoki Makita, Hiroyuki Oguma
      Pages 127-133
    10. Suqin Fang, Randy Clark, Hong Liao
      Pages 135-148
  3. Field Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Said Attia al Hagrey
      Pages 151-188
    3. Mariana Amato, Vincenzo Lapenna, Roberta Rossi, Giovanni Bitella
      Pages 189-211
    4. John R. Butnor, Craig Barton, Frank P. Day, Kurt H. Johnsen, Anthony N. Mucciardi, Rachel Schroeder et al.
      Pages 213-245
    5. Nadezhda Nadezhdina, Teresa S. David, Jorge S. David, Valeriy Nadezhdin, Jan Cermak, Roman Gebauer et al.
      Pages 247-266
    6. Nadezhda Nadezhdina, Teresa S. David, Jorge S. David, Valeriy Nadezhdin, Jan Cermak, Roman Gebauer et al.
      Pages 267-290
    7. Karibu Fukuzawa, Masako Dannoura, Hideaki Shibata
      Pages 291-302
    8. Teofilo Vamerali, Marianna Bandiera, Giuliano Mosca
      Pages 341-361
    9. Martin Lukac
      Pages 363-373
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 375-382

About this book


Roots represent half of the plant body – and arguably the more interesting half. Despite its obvious importance for the whole plant, until recently our knowledge of the root apparatus was very limited, mostly due to the inadequacy of the techniques available. Recent advances in the visualization and measurement of roots have resulted in significant progress in our understanding of root architecture, growth and behaviour. In this book international experts highlight the most advanced techniques, both lab and field methods, and discuss them in detail. Measuring Roots combines academic and practical aspects of this topic, making it a universal handbook for all researchers and others interested in root-measuring methods.


image analysis root architecture root methods root physiology root visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Mancuso
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipto. OrtoflorofrutticolturaUniversità FirenzeSesto FiorentinoItaly

Bibliographic information