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  • Challenges and opportunities for quantifying roots and rhizosphere interactions through imaging and image analysis 

    Downie, Helen; Adu, M. O.; Schmidt, Sonja; Otten, Wilfred; Dupuy, L. X.; White, P. J.; Valentine, T. A. (Wiley, 2014-11-17)
    The morphology of roots and root systems influences the efficiency by which plants acquire nutrients and water, anchor themselves and provide stability to the surrounding soil. Plant genotype and the biotic and abiotic ...
  • Light Sheet Tomography (LST) for in situ imaging of plant roots 

    Yang, Zhengyi; Downie, Helen; Rozbicki, Emil; Dupuy, Lionel X.; MacDonald, Michael P. (Optical Society of America, 2013-07-15)
    The production of crops capable of efficient nutrient use is essential for addressing the problem of global food security. The ability of a plant's root system to interact with the soil micro-environment determines how ...
  • Transparent soil for imaging the rhizosphere 

    Downie, Helen; Holden, Nicola; Otten, Wilfred; Spiers, Andrew J.; Valentine, Tracy A.; Dupuy, Lionel X. (Public Library of Science, 2012-09)
    Understanding of soil processes is essential for addressing the global issues of food security, disease transmission and climate change. However, techniques for observing soil biology are lacking. We present a heterogeneous, ...