Publication
Title
Modeling zero sink nutrient uptake by roots with root hairs from soil : comparison of two models
Author
Abstract
The influence of root hairs on nutrient uptake from soil is incorporated in uptake models using two different methods, In both models, the roots and root hairs are assumed to behave as a zero sink, hence all nutrient that is transported to the absorbing surface is taken up. The transport of nutrient is assumed to be by diffusion only, In the first model, the continuity equation for zero sink uptake by roots is extended with a separate sink term for zero sink influx into root hairs, and root hair influx is computed using an approximate analytical solution, In the other model, the diffusion equation in three dimensions is solved, with boundary conditions that impose zero sink uptake behavior on the root with root hairs, Model calculations of phosphate uptake at phosphorus-deficient growth conditions were performed with both models, Differences in computed uptake were attributable to the use of the approximate analytical solution for root hair influx. The difference in cumulative uptake after 10 days at different buffering, root hair density, and root hair length computed with the two models was generally less than 15%, Calculations with the three-dimensional model showed that very short root hairs (0.08 mm) may hinder the diffusion of nutrient to the root, resulting in reduced uptake compared with uptake by a root without root hairs.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Soil science. - Baltimore, Md
Publication
Baltimore, Md : 1997
ISSN
0038-075X
Volume/pages
162 :8 (1997) , p. 544-553
ISI
A1997XV92100003
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 04.09.2021