Root Extension and Water Absorption
Water and plant life--problems and modern approaches Springer, Berlin
This chapter is not intended to be an extensive review of root-soil water relationships. Balanced coverage of this field has been most adequately undertaken by texts such as Slatyer (1967) and Kramer (1969). Furthermore, various facets of the subject have been well covered in recent reviews by Weatherley (1970), Gardner (1968), Cowan and Milthorpe (1968), and particularly by Newman (1974). Characteristics of root growth, development, and senescence have been reviewed by Head (1973). Instead, it is intended to address the specific topic of the role of root extension in water absorption.
Lange, O. L.; Kappen, L.; Schulze, E. D. 1976. Root Extension and Water Absorption. Water and plant life--problems and modern approaches Springer, Berlin. 63-85.