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Table 6 Duration of experiment and developmental stages reached before at least one root of various plant species reach the bottom of RhizoTube

From: RhizoTubes as a new tool for high throughput imaging of plant root development and architecture: test, comparison with pot grown plants and validation

Species Number of days since sowing before at least one root reaches the bottom of the RhizoTube Sum of degree days (base 0) since germination Developmental stage
Trigonella foenum-graecum 42 ± 3.64 888 6.1
Vicia faba 46 ± 3.02 978 10.9
Phaseolus vulgaris L. 43 ± 1.41 911 7.0
Lens culinari 36 ± 4.63 755 14.1
Lupinus Albus L. 30 ± 2.26 639 8.6
Hordeum vulgare 22 ± 0.5 488 2.8
Brassica napus L. 30 ± 2.5 623 8.5
Pisum Sativum L. 35 ± 3.15 755 11.7
Cicer arietinum 32 ± 3.18 685 14.2
Glycine max 33 ± 3.81 700 6.3
Vicia sativa 35 ± 4.48 751 16.8
Vicia narbonensis L. 37 ± 5.61 794 8.9
  1. Plant species were sown and cultivated in RhizoTubes using optimum nutrient solution to evaluate the time (in days or degree days) and developmental stage when at least one root reached the RhizoTube bottom. Value are expressed as mean value ± S.E., n = 5