Silencing the alarm: an insect salivary enzyme closes plant stomata and inhibits volatile release

Caterpillars can close leaf stomata, thereby reducing plant defense mechanisms

Plant roots sense soil compaction through restricted ethylene diffusion

Ethylene stops root growth through hard soil

Multiseriate cortical sclerenchyma enhance root penetration in compacted soils

Multiseriate cortical sclerenchyma (MCS) is a root anatomical phenotype in maize, wheat, and other cereals with utility in environments with mechanical impedance.

Nodal root diameter and node number in maize (Zea mays L.) interact to influence plant growth under nitrogen stress

We identify nodal root phenotypes that improve growth of maize under suboptimal nitrogen availability

Genotypic variation in soil penetration by maize roots is negatively related to ethylene-induced thickening

Maize lines with reduced ethylene sensitivity penetrate hard soil better, creating deeper rooting in compacted soil

A comparative analysis of quantitative metrics of root architectural phenotypes.

Metrics of phenes are more reliable, stable, and robust descriptions of root architecture than are estimates of phene aggregates.

Shared genetic architecture underlying root metaxylem phenotypes under drought stress in cereals

Cross-species genome-wide association studies and a gene coexpression network identified genes associated with root metaxylem phenotypes in maize under water stress and non-stress and rice.

Three-dimensional imaging reveals that positions of cyst nematode feeding sites relative to xylem vessels differ between susceptible and resistant wheat
The ability of maize roots to grow through compacted soil is not dependent on the amount of roots formed

Crops can make deep roots without making more roots

An analysis of soil coring strategies to estimate root depth in maize (Zea mays) and common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Root metaxylem and architecture phenotypes integrate to regulate water use under drought stress
Root phenotypic diversity in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) reveals contrasting strategies for soil resource acquisition among gene pools and races
Spatio-temporal variation in water uptake in seminal and nodal root systems of barley plants grown in soil
Comparative phenomics of annual grain legume root architecture
Should Root Plasticity Be a Crop Breeding Target?
Root Secondary Growth: An Unexplored Component of Soil Resource Acquisition
Maize genomes to fields (G2F): 2014–2017 field seasons: genotype, phenotype, climatic, soil, and inbred ear image datasets
Multiple integrated root phenotypes are associated with improved drought tolerance in maize
Root anatomical traits contribute to deeper rooting of maize (Zea mays L.) under compacted field conditions
Genetic Control of Root Architectural Plasticity in Maize
Relative utility of agronomic, phenological, and morphological traits for assessing genotype-by-environment interaction in maize inbreds
Multiscale computational models can guide experimentation and targeted measurements for crop improvement
Parental effects and provisioning under drought and low phosphorus stress in common bean
Genetic components of root architecture and anatomy adjustments to water-deficit stress in spring Barley
Genetic Control of Root Anatomical Plasticity in Maize
Shovelomics root traits assessed on the EURoot maize panel are highly heritable across environments but show low genotype-by-nitrogen interaction
A case study on the efficacy of root phenotypic selection for edaphic stress tolerance in low-input agriculture: common bean breeding in Mozambique
Laser ablation tomography for visualization of root colonization by edaphic organisms
Root cortical anatomy is associated with differential pathogenic and symbiotic fungal colonization in maize
Single and Multi-trait GWAS Identify Genetic Factors Associated with Production Traits in Common Bean Under Abiotic Stress Environments