Gas transport through the root-shoot transition zone of rice tillers.

T.T. Groot, P.M. van Bodegom, H.A.J. Meijer, F.J.M. Harren

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Abstract

Rice plants (Oryza sativa L.) are mainly cultivated in flooded paddy fields and are thus dependent on oxygen transport through the plant to maintain aerobic root metabolism. This gas transport is effectuated through the aerenchyma of roots and shoots. However, the efficiency of gas transport through the root-shoot transition zone is disputed and there are indications that the root-shoot transition zone may represent one of the largest resistances for gas transport. Therefore, we present gas conductance measurements of the root-shoot transition of individual rice tillers measured using SF
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-116
JournalPlant and Soil
Volume277
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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