A mathematical model for investigating the effect of cluster roots on plant nutrient uptake

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/597299
Title:
A mathematical model for investigating the effect of cluster roots on plant nutrient uptake
Authors:
Zygalakis, K. C.; Roose, T.
Abstract:
Cluster roots are thought to play an important role in mediating nutrient uptake by plants. In this paper we develop a mathematical model for the transport and uptake of phosphate by a single root. Phosphate is assumed to diffuse in the soil fluid phase and can also solubilised due to citrate exudation. Using multiple scale homogenisation techniques we derive an effective model that accounts for the cumulative effect of citrate exudation and phosphate uptake by cluster roots whilst still retaining all the necessary information about the microscale geometry and effects. © 2012 EDP Sciences and Springer.
Citation:
Zygalakis KC, Roose T (2012) A mathematical model for investigating the effect of cluster roots on plant nutrient uptake. Eur Phys J Spec Top 204: 103–118. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjst/e2012-01555-9.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
The European Physical Journal Special Topics
KAUST Grant Number:
KUK-C1-013-04
Issue Date:
Apr-2012
DOI:
10.1140/epjst/e2012-01555-9
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1951-6355; 1951-6401
Sponsors:
K.C. Zygalakis was supported by Award No. KUK-C1-013-04, made by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). T. Roose is a Royal Society University Research Fellow.
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dc.contributor.authorZygalakis, K. C.en
dc.contributor.authorRoose, T.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T12:30:09Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T12:30:09Zen
dc.date.issued2012-04en
dc.identifier.citationZygalakis KC, Roose T (2012) A mathematical model for investigating the effect of cluster roots on plant nutrient uptake. Eur Phys J Spec Top 204: 103–118. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjst/e2012-01555-9.en
dc.identifier.issn1951-6355en
dc.identifier.issn1951-6401en
dc.identifier.doi10.1140/epjst/e2012-01555-9en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/597299en
dc.description.abstractCluster roots are thought to play an important role in mediating nutrient uptake by plants. In this paper we develop a mathematical model for the transport and uptake of phosphate by a single root. Phosphate is assumed to diffuse in the soil fluid phase and can also solubilised due to citrate exudation. Using multiple scale homogenisation techniques we derive an effective model that accounts for the cumulative effect of citrate exudation and phosphate uptake by cluster roots whilst still retaining all the necessary information about the microscale geometry and effects. © 2012 EDP Sciences and Springer.en
dc.description.sponsorshipK.C. Zygalakis was supported by Award No. KUK-C1-013-04, made by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). T. Roose is a Royal Society University Research Fellow.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.titleA mathematical model for investigating the effect of cluster roots on plant nutrient uptakeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalThe European Physical Journal Special Topicsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdomen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdomen
kaust.grant.numberKUK-C1-013-04en
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