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Table 1 Feature comparison of existing culture setups

From: “Rhizoponics”: a novel hydroponic rhizotron for root system analyses on mature Arabidopsis thaliana plants

Methods Root tissues collection RSA analysis Long time-course analysis Nutrients control Suitable for Arabidopsis Heterogenous root environment
Rhizotron NO YES YES YES NO YES
Pouch YES YES NO YES NO YES
Transparent soil NO YES NO YES YES YES
Hydroponics YES NO YES YES YES NO
Rhizoponics YES YES YES YES YES NO