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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Caption: Figure 3-Length of tap root (A), lateral roots (B), and total root (C) of cotton (average of two cultivars) as a function of the presence and absence of shading in the initial phase of the crop.
A study with Arabidopsis revealed that these calli are not a mass of unorganized cells; they have organized structures resembling the primordial of lateral roots (ATTA et al., 2009).
Seedling increment in height, stem diameter, and dry biomass of roots (taproot, lateral roots) and shoots (needles, bark and stele) were measured after treatment in four replicates of five seedlings each.
(2014) have described a variation of median nerve of a Sri Lankan subject which was formed by two lateral roots. There are several detail studies done on variations of MN with regards to its communications with musculocutaneous nerve (MCN) and has mentioned different classification systems (Venieratos & Anagnostopoulou, 1998; Sachdeva & Singla, 2011; Ramdas et al., 2013).
Plants under Cu(II) stress alone exhibited chlorosis, shortened internodes and stem, stunted, curled and fragile roots along with absence of lateral roots and root hairs, Increasing concentration of Cu(II) from 25 to 100 ppm resulted in progressive and significant reduction in germination by 4-35%, whereas shoot length and fresh weight were significantly suppressed by 15-40% both after 30 and 60 days as compared to control.
In wheat ZnO nanoparticles cause the encouragement of lateral roots and change the root architecture, which could contribute in the overall uptake of nutrients.
Fourteen-day-old plants were then used for measurement of growth parameters (leaf fresh weight, shoot and root length, number of lateral roots) and chlorophyll a, b, carotenoid leaf protein content and leaf peroxidase activity and three day old plants were used for measurement of mitotic index.