fibrous root


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fibrous root

n.
A root system made up of numerous branching roots of more or less equal length, as in most grasses.
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Native plants do not require fertilizers or pesticides; have deep, fibrous root systems that firmly anchor in the soil to help conserve water and prevent erosion; require little watering; and provide food and shelter for wildlife.
A target of miR408a is the gene LOB37, the product of which is a LOB domain protein; such proteins are known to be required for adventitious or fibrous root formation (Liu et al.
The fibrous root system of the plant is very useful in stabilizing soil or erosion control in the sloppy area of the proposed site.
An ideal green manure crops should possess the following traits: it should be of short duration show and high seedling vigour; should have fibrous root system; ability to produce high green bio-mass and N in 5-6 weeks; site specific i.
The airing of the roots ensures a more fibrous root structure with more root tips for a healthier overall plant that grows quickly.
Needle nematodes, discovered at high levels in the sandy soils of Illinois and Georgia, caused visible stunting of lateral roots and destruction of the fibrous root system.
Most plant species can be categorized as having either a taproot or fibrous root system, although many species may have a combination of both root system types (Figure 6-8).
Each of these has extensive lateral branching, with the fibrous root system fashioning an interwoven mass of roots.
Many grasses form large, fibrous root systems, which prevent soil erosion in windy areas.
It has a fibrous root system and can tolerate high heat and dry conditions.
nIf buying a bare-rooted tree, ensure it has a good, fibrous root system that has been kept moist.
1999) found realized heritabilities from 21 to 48% for fibrous root mass selection and from 11 to 43% for lateral root number in alfalfa.