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Root growth of seedlings and tissue cultured plants of Eucalyptus

McComb, J.A., Steele, E., Bell, D.T., van der Moezel, P.G., Bennett, I.J., Dell, B. and Colquhoun, I. (1997) Root growth of seedlings and tissue cultured plants of Eucalyptus. In: Altman, A. and Waisel, Y., (eds.) Biology of Root Formation and Development: Basic Life Sciences Volume 65. Plenum Press, New York, pp. 259-265.

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Plants of dicotyledonous trees raised in tissue culture initially have many adventitious roots rather than the single tap root produced by a seedling. Little is known about the subsequent development of the root morphology of tissue cultured trees. Root architecture affects both survival after planting in the field and the likelihood of windthrow when trees are taller. The seedling tap root of eucalypts does not normally persist as the dominant root. Several lateral roots develop as sinker roots, grow to equal thickness and penetrate to great depths (Dell et al, 1989).

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Plenum Press
Copyright: © 1997 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Notes: Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on the Biology of Root Formation and Development, held June 23 -28,1996, in Jerusalem, Israel
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