Plant Root Research

Plant Root Research

The root system of a plant has many functions such as absorbing water and nutrients, supporting the plant system, stabilizing the soil, and regulating the inter-root environment. At the same time, the root system also provides support for the plant and prevents it from falling over. The root system is geotropic, which is one of the important characteristics that enable plants to reorient their growth and maintain vertical growth. In addition, the root system stabilizes the soil, reduces erosion, and maintains soil biomass and ecological functions. Combining biology and physics, we study the characteristics and functions of plant root systems, thus providing a theoretical basis for growth regulation and genetic improvement of plants.

CD BioSciences introduces a variety of biophysical analytical techniques dedicated to the study of root growth in the field of botany, thereby revealing the mechanisms by which roots regulate soil nutrient uptake and utilization.

Applications in Plant Root Research

CD BioSciences' biophysical analysis services include fluorescence imaging, spectroscopic techniques, and biomechanical testing, allowing us to provide our clients with a full range of plant root analyses to advance botanical research.

Nutrient and Water Uptake

The root system of plants is the main organ for absorbing soil nutrients. Plants absorb nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and other nutrients from the soil through the root system to maintain growth and development. We can provide electrophysiological testing technology, which is characterized by easy operation, sensitive response, rapid reflection, non-destructive in situ, etc. It can not only obtain plant water and nutrient information online promptly but also quickly reflect the plant's resilience and susceptibility to diseases, providing technical support for agricultural production management. At the same time, our biophysical technology can reveal the effect of root growth on soil nutrient utilization, for example, the secretion of acid can improve the utilization of iron, manganese, and other trace elements in the soil.

Observation of Root Structure

The morphology of the root system, such as root length, root volume, and root diameter can reflect the health of the plant. Our multispectral imaging system is capable of imaging the plant root system, including growth processes such as cell division, elongation, and lateral root formation. In addition, we offer non-invasive 3D reconstruction of plant root systems using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging to obtain detailed information on root morphology, distribution, and growth trajectories.

Biomechanical Analysis

The tensile properties of a single plant root are an important part of the biomechanical properties of the plant root system and are the basis for the study of plant root consolidation in soil. Using our mechanical force testing technology it is possible to measure and analyze different mechanical properties of plant root systems during growth. This information not only reflects the growth of the root system but further predicts the penetration capacity and stability of the root system in the soil.

Advantages of Our Services

  • Efficient. Our biophysical technology platform provides a full range of assay services, enabling data to be acquired in a short period.
  • Experienced. Our team has advanced equipment and professional biophysicists, aiming to provide technical support for our clients' research.
  • Customized services. We can provide customized solutions and high-quality services to our clients according to different needs.

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CD BioSciences is a biophysical specialist working to establish a fully oriented technological platform for plant root research aimed at unraveling the mechanisms of root growth, development, and uptake. If you would like more information about our services, please contact us

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