Tomographic investigations relevant to the rhizosphere

Keith W. Jones, Jun Wang, Yu Chen Chen, Qingxi Yuan, W. Brent Lindquist, Lauren Beckingham, Catherine A. Peters, Wooyong Um, Lee Newman, Tara Sabo-Attwood, Ryan Tappero

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The rhizosphere is a complex system that requires knowledge of fluid transport of nutrients and contaminants in the subsurface region, interaction of water, soils, microbes, and plant tissues at the soil?water?root interface, and transport of metals and organic compounds through the plant tissue. Tomography is a powerful analytical method that can be applied to all components of the rhizosphere and across the range of size scales of interest. Here, we describe relevant synchrotron computed microtomography experiments on soil and root structures that were performed at the Brookhaven National Synchrotron Light Source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSoil- Water- Root Processes
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Tomography and Imaging
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780891189596
ISBN (Print)9780891189589
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


  • Brookhaven national synchrotron light source
  • Rhizosphere
  • Root structure
  • Soil structure
  • Synchrotron computed microtomography experiment
  • Tomography


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