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Relation between root respiration and root activity

  • B. W. Veen
Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 4)

Abstract

It is generally assumed that the major part of the energy derived from respiration in higher plants is used for growth and maintenance processes [2,4,6]. In roots a considerable part of the respiration is used for uptake and transport of ions [3], so that for a quantitative approach to the relation between root activity and root respiration three processes have to be taken into consideration: root growth, uptake and transport of ions and maintenance processes.

Keywords

Root Growth Light Period Root Respiration Root Activity Root Volume 
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© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers, The Hague/Boston/London 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. W. Veen
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Agrobiological ResearchWageningenThe Netherlands

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