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3-D models of root architecture predicts traits for specific environments

3-D models of root architecture predicts traits for specific environments

Media issued by the School  of Earth and Environment University of Western Australia        

Scientists may soon be able to develop crop plants with roots that can cope with challenging soil and environmental conditions. A new study has suggested that it is possible to develop crop varieties for different environments by using a combination of plant selection and computer simulation modelling.

Researchers from the University of Western Australia, the Department of Agriculture and Food in Western Australia and institutions in Tasmania and Germany have compared modelling simulations with glasshouse varieties. This has given scientists valuable information in crop plant roots and how they take up water and nutrients.

 

Image Credit: Lidiane Miotto

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