Soil penetration by maize roots is negatively related to ethylene-induced thickening
Root hair phenotypes influence nitrogen acquisition in maize
Root Anatomy and Soil Resource Capture
Root Angle in Maize Influences Nitrogen Capture and is regulated by ZmCIPK15
DIRT/3D: 3D phenotyping for field-grown maize (Zea mays)
Increased seminal root number associated with domestication improves nitrogen and phosphorus acquisition in maize seedlings
Root Biology in the 21st century: challenges and opportunities
Foliar elemental microprobe data and leaf anatomical traits consistent with drought tolerance in Eucalyptus largiflorens (Myrtaceae)
Genetic control of root architectural traits in KDML105 chromosome segment substitution lines under well-watered and drought stress conditions

QTL for rice root architectural traits under drought

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
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
Genotypic variation and nitrogen stress effects on root anatomy in maize are node-specific