Pliable, Root-Permeable Layers for Separation of Portions of Experimental Plant Root Systems

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Science  03 Feb 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3449, pp. 329
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3449.329


A description is given of simply made, sturdy, pliable layers which may be placed in rooting media for studies of divided root systems. Roots readily penetrate the layers but form a tight seal in doing so. The layer remains impermeable to water and ions.