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Adventitious Root

Definition of the noun adventitious root

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  1. root growing in an unusual location e.g. from a stem
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic word: root = the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts

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Google previewUltimate Visual Dictionary (2011)

by DK

Aerial stem Lateral bud Root Root tuber (swollen adventitious root) ROOT TUBER Begonia (Begonia X tuberhybrida) STEM BULBIL Lily (Lilium sp.) Foliage leaf ...

Google previewThe Fertilizer Encyclopedia (2009)

by Vasant Gowariker, V. N. Krishnamurthy, Sudha Gowariker, Manik Dhanorkar, Kalyani Paranjape

Deep seeding does not increase the depth of the secondary, coronal or adventitious root system. Seminal roots are often regarded as serving the plant until the adventitious or secondary roots are established. In wheat, seminal roots support ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2006)

Adventitious roots Most tree species, especially flatrooting conifers, are able to produce adventitious root layers when the lower part of the stem is buried by accumulated material (Strunk, 1991). These accumulations are mostly related to flood, ...

Google previewDictionary of Plant Breeding, Second Edition (2009)

by Rolf H. J. Schlegel

and often results in multiple embryos bot >>> twin seedling >>> Figure 28 adventitious plant: An individual that arises from somatic rather than reproductive tissue bot adventitious root: Arising from any structure other than a root, for example, ...

Google previewDictionary for Managing Trees in Urban Environments (2009)

by Danny B. Draper, Peter A. Richards

Acoustic resonance Adventitious root mass of drying and aeration of previously saturated anaerobic soil material. Usually with a pH of <4.0 when measured in dry seasons conditions and overlying potential acid sulphate soils or soils with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Three-Volume Set (2003)

by Denis J Murphy, Brian G Murray

One of the genes involved, the LRP1, is also expressed earlyin adventitious root formation. In Arabidopsis, the ROOT MERISTEMLESS1 (RML1) gene has been identified.

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1877)

by Popular encyclopedia

was beginning to give indications of bending towards the ground, when the same provident economy again rescued it from destruction by projecting a powerful adventitious root at the point where an artificial support might have been placed, ...


by McGraw-Hill Education

{ lad-ven'tish-os} adventitious root [BOT] A root that arises from any plant part other than the primary root (radiclel or its branches. { ,ad-ven'tish-es 'riit} adventive [BIOL] 1. An organism that is introduced accidentally and is imperfectly naturalized; ...

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Adventitious Root

Echinochloa colona adventitious root

Stems often send out adventitious roots where they touch they touch the ground.

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Small photo of A cross section showing the development of an adventitious root from the stem of the tomato (Lycopersicum). Gardeners know a better root system results from tomato stems being partially buried. More...

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