lateral root


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lateral root

[′lad·ə·rəl ′rüt]
(botany)
A root branch arising from the main axis.
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Nutrition is a key factor determining root morphogenesis through effects on lateral root formation and control of root length and density.
Among other things, it regulates lateral root formation and the direction in which plants grow, or gravitropism.
The lateral root of the inferior extensor retinaculum originates superficial to the peroneal tendons and inserts on the lateral aspect of the anterior process of the calcaneus.
The length of the longest lateral root and of the hypocotyl, the first leaf-like structure that forms on the plant, were measured.
Lateral root number -- an index of the tendency of a plant to have a proliferation of lateral roots near the soil surface in compacted soil.
The mother cell of the lateral root undergoes a precise series of regular divisions to establish a new root apical cell.
As a lateral root elongates, a sequence of proteoid roots may form along its length.
Role of cytokinin and auxin in shaping root architecture: regulating vascular differentiation, lateral root initiation root apical dominance and root gravitropism.
Taproots of the microbe-infected seedlings were less than half the length of uninfected seedlings, and lateral root growth was also reduced.
For example, lateral root growth angle has been shown to be critical for increasing nutrient uptake in both broadleaf and cereal crop species.