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Gabriele Amoroso, Piero Frangi, Riccardo Piatti, Alessio Fini, Francesco Ferrini, and Marco Faoro

/soil volume (meters per liter)], and specific root length was calculated as the ratio between root length and root dry biomass [root length/root dry biomass (meters per gram)]. All data were processed with analysis of variance, or multivariate analysis of

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Taryn L. Bauerle, William L. Bauerle, Marc Goebel, and David M. Barnard

length (centimeters). Samples were then dried for 48 h at 70 °C, and root weight was used to calculate specific root length [SRL (centimeter per gram)]. Data analysis. Average total root biomass was calculated by depth (0–10 cm, 10–20 cm, and 20–30 cm

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Maria P. Fuentealba, Jing Zhang, Kevin E. Kenworthy, John E. Erickson, Jason Kruse, and Laurie E. Trenholm

cm −3 soil) by considering the diameter of the tubes and the length of each horizon. Subsequently, RDW was obtained after drying at 60 °C for 72 h. Specific root length (m·g −1 ), which represents the amount of absorptive root tissue produced per

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Bo Xiao and David Jespersen

% and 18%, respectively. However, seashore paspalum had significantly greater average root diameter than bermudagrass under both control and waterlogging treatments ( Fig. 2A ). Specific root length was significantly increased by 309% and 145

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Matthew B. Bertucci, David H. Suchoff, Katherine M. Jennings, David W. Monks, Christopher C. Gunter, Jonathan R. Schultheis, and Frank J. Louws

weighed. Specific root length (SRL; in centimeters per gram) measures root length per dry weight and was calculated by dividing TRL by dry root weight. And the root:shoot ratio was calculated by the dividing dry weight of the harvested root system with the

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Qin Shi, Yunlong Yin, Zhiquan Wang, Wencai Fan, Jinbo Guo, and Jianfeng Hua

.0; Regent Instruments, Quebec, Canada) (Cavelier et al., 1992). After that, leaf, stem, and root were firstly dried at 105 °C for 30 min, then further dried at 75 °C for 48 h to obtain constant dry weight (DW). Specific root length and SRA were calculated as

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Juan Carlos Melgar, Arnold W. Schumann, and James P. Syvertsen

to 30 cm. Root length at each depth was estimated using a line-intercept method ( Tennant, 1975 ) and the amount of root length per unit root biomass or specific root length (SRL, m/g) was calculated. All leaves were briefly rinsed with deionized

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Hye-Ji Kim and Xinxin Li

multiplying the subsample length by the DW ratio of the scanned subsample and the total DW of the roots. Specific root length [root length per unit root dry mass (m·g −1 )] was calculated by dividing the total root length by the root DW. Allometric analysis

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Zhipei Feng, Xitian Yang, Hongyan Liang, Yuhua Kong, Dafeng Hui, Jiabao Zhao, Erhui Guo, and Beibei Fan

75 °C for 48 h and carefully weighed to the nearest 0.1 mg. Specific root length (SRL, m·g −1 ) was calculated as the ratio of root length and root dry weight of the corresponding root system. Root vitality measurement using the triphenyltetrazolium

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David Jespersen and Brian Schwartz

= root width; SRL = specific root length. The number after the abbreviation represents the number of days of drought corresponding to those measures. Discussion A wide range of drought avoidance was found among the genotypes screened for RWC, which