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Table 1 Eight seedling root traits analyzed in this study

From: Genetic analysis of seedling root traits reveals the association of root trait with other agronomic traits in maize

Root trait Abbreviation Measurement description
Primary root length PRL Measured using a ruler
Total number of the primary, seminal, and crown roots PSC Counted manually
Lateral root number LRN Calculated by subtracting PSC from RTN
Total root tip number RTN Measured electronically
Total root length TRL Measured electronically
Total root surface area RSA Measured electronically
Total root volume TRV Measured electronically
Average root diameter ARD Measured electronically