Open Access Research Article

Using a Novel Cheap Rhizotron for Root Growth System Analyses on Chickpea and Lentil Plants

Seyed Saeid Hojjat*

Research Center for Plant Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

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Received Date: October 27, 2020;  Published Date: December 03, 2020


A much better understanding of root system development and Measuring fine root growth is significant to the understanding of ecosystem structure and function and in predicting how ecosystems react to climate changeability. Their study, however, is hampered by their underground development, and characterizing complex root system architecture, hence, remains a challenge. Nowadays, a number of methods have been utilized to estimate root growth. Specialised, are costly for reproduced pot experiments, and aren’t promptly available for a nondestructive sampling of roots and soil. Here, Employing a Novel Cheap Rhizotron for Root Growth System Analyses on Plants. The root image securing using cheap technology Due to the inaccessibility of root systems, special methods are required to explore the dissemination and dynamics of roots. Utilizing this Rhizotron development, growth of the response the chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) and Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik) under the hydroponic systems were explored. Significant differences in both architectural and morphological characteristics were observed among tested genotypes, especially for add up to root length, branch number, and particular root length and department thickness. It comes results illustrated that the framework was effective in screening root characteristics, permitting for rapid measurement of dimensional root architecture over time with negligible unsettling influence on plant growth and without destructive root sampling. The setup allows us to simultaneously characterize the root system and shoot development seedling stages. All components of the system are made from commodity components, locally available worldwide to facilitate the adoption of this affordable technology in low-income countries and detailed methods of construction allow researchers to construct and use similar Rhizotrons for experimental research.

Keywords: Rhizotron; Root; Hydroponic Transparency Paper; Chickpea; Lentil

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