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Competition in Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh., behaviour of Mimosa pudica L. and a new method to characterize roots demonstrated with Helianthus annuus L..Download
In this dissertation, I address 5 problems in the discipline of plant ecology: two problems in plant competition, two problems in plant behaviour and one problem in the phenotyping of plant roots. First, we directly test Darwin’s competition-relatedness hypothesis with a pairwise...
Roots in reconstructed soils - how land reclamation practices affect the development of tree root systemsDownload
Tree root systems are incredibly complex organs that fulfill several vital functions, the main ones being anchorage and uptake of water and mineral elements. They perform these functions in a highly complex and challenging soil environment with heterogeneously distributed soil resources, physical...
Transcriptome and Proteome Based Survey to Identify Aluminum-Responsive Genes in Roots of Arabidopsis ThalianaDownload
Aluminum (Al)stress is a major limitation to crop productivity on acidic soils. To help understand the cellular mechanisms underlying the toxicity and resistance of plants to Al, this thesis involved a large-scale, transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of roots of Arabidopsis thaliana and reports...
Transfer of live aspen roots as a reclamation technique - Effects of soil depth, root diameter and fine root growth on root suckering abilityDownload
A transfer of live trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) roots including the surrounding forest floor was conducted to examine aspen’s ability of vegetative regeneration to establish a boreal forest on a reclamation site. Forest floor was salvaged at two depths (15 cm and 40 cm) from a...