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Designer Roots for Future Crops
- Voss-Fels, Kai P., Snowdon, Rod J., Hickey, Lee T.
- Trends in plant science 2018 v.23 no.11 pp. 957-960
- breeding, crops, roots
- Despite the importance of roots, they have largely been ignored by modern crop research and breeding. We discuss important progress in crop root research and highlight how the context-dependent optimisation of below- and above-ground plant components provides opportunities to improve future crops in the face of increasing environmental fluctuations.