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How roots find their way to water

19:00 EST 11 Feb 2020 | AAAS

(Goethe University Frankfurt) Plants use their roots to search for water. While the main root digs down-wards, a large number of fine lateral roots explore the soil on all sides. As researchers from Nottingham, Heidelberg and Goethe University of Frankfurt report in the current issue of 'Nature Plants', the lateral roots already 'know' very early on where they can find water.

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