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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Lateral roots branch off the main taproot and form satellite plants.
Below the leaves, IAA has a controlling role in diverse aspects of development including stem elongation, tropisms, and generation of lateral roots.
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 lateral roots are initiated as single, enlarged endodermal cells opposite the protoxylem poles of the main root tip.
Although lateral roots organized in all treatments, root hair behold only on control samples because of stress and early aging.
The disease causes sugar beets to form small, lateral roots instead of the plump, sugar-rich taproot--the beet--we harvest.
So-called adventitious roots grow from a different layer of plant cells than regular, lateral roots.
1979) where 0 is healthy, 1 is [is greater than] 0-25% of tap root blackened, 2 is [is greater than] 25-50% of tap root blackened, 3 is [is greater than] 50-75% of tap root and few lateral roots blackened, and 4 is [is greater than] 75-100%,of tap root blackened and no lateral roots remaining.
These lateral roots have many vertical branches that grow to within 2 to 4 inches of the soil surface.
There were the tap root, the first to emerge in germination; the lateral roots that do the real exploring in the soil; and adventitious roots that initiate from the stem and keep the plant standing up.
The maggot had shown itself capable of reducing yields by 10 to 50 percent by feeding on the surface of tap and lateral roots.
In this case the most number of lateral roots occurred in the wet and dry pretreated seeds with 60 minutes of EMFs exposure time in compared to control plants (Table 2).