rhizotron

rhizotron

[′rīz·ə‚trän]
(botany)
An underground laboratory system designed for examining plant root growth; contains enclosed columns of soil with transparent plastic windows which permit viewing, measuring, and photographing.
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Bauke SL, Landl M, Koch M, Hofmann D, Nagel KA, Siebers N, Schnepf A, Amelung W (2017) Macropore effects on phosphorus acquisition by wheat roots--a rhizotron study.
For each measuring chamber (one measuring chamber each for rhizotron and pot cultures) a dual system consisting of two multispectral 3d laser scanners is required.
It would house laboratories, walk-in growth chambers, reach-in chambers, whole tree chambers, greenhouses, screen houses and a rhizotron (plant-root observation chamber).
But methods do exist that permit this on some level, and our method of choice is a rhizotron: a relatively two-dimensional container with a 2-foot-high by 1-foot-wide plexiglass face.
Sap flow in wheat has been monitored since 2011 at 10-min intervals during the main growth periods at characteristic locations around Selhausen, Germany, including a field that contains two rhizotron facilities (see "Soil root model" for more information).
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Development of plant roots of the same plants over a period of time can be measured by rhizotron and minirhizotron (MR) techniques.
The amazing Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway is the recent new highlight at Kew Gardens and offers you the chance to journey both underground amongst the tree roots in the Rhizotron before climbing 18 metres up in the air on to the Xstrata Walkway to discover the birds, insects, lichens and fungi that rely on this tree canopy of sweet chestnuts, limes and deciduous oaks.
The Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway at Kew Gardens offers you the chance to journey underground among the tree roots in the Rhizotron before climbing 18 metres up in the air onto the Xstrata Walkway to discover the birds, insects, lichens and fungi that rely on this tree canopy of sweet chestnuts, limes and deciduous oaks.
The Rhizotron, a compact exhibition bunker exploring the ecology of tree root systems, prefaces the 108 steps to the dizzy heights of the canopy (a sleek, hydraulic lift capsule is due to be installed).