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Root Dynamics

Plants obtain water and mineral nutrients through their roots, and thus roots sustain global biomass productivity. Understanding and improving root development and function in the soil directly impacts the efforts to develop more resource efficient and high yielding plants and agricultural systems.

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Prof. Dr. Michelle Watt

Director | IBG-2

Head of Research | Root Dynamics

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Forschungszentrum Jülich, IBG-2
52428 Jülich


Phone: +49 2461 61-9112
Fax: +49 2461 61-2492

Other useful links

ISRR | International Society for Root Research
EPSO Plant Microbiomes | European Plant Science Organisation
IPPN | International Plant Phenotyping Network
IPPN Root Phenotyping Working Group
OpenSimRoot (OpenSimRoot is a 3D architectural plant model)









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