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Estimating Starch Content in Roots of Deciduous Trees--A Visual TechniqueAuthor(s): Philip M. Wargo; Philip M. Wargo
Source: Res. Pap. NE-313. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 9 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionA visual technique for determining starch content in roots of forest trees, based onz iodine-staining of starch granules, was compared with a chemical method. Although the chemical method was more precise, roots could be sorted with the visual method into groups that are probably biologically important. The visual technique is simple and can be adapted for use in the field.
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CitationWargo, Philip M. 1975. Estimating Starch Content in Roots of Deciduous Trees--A Visual Technique. Res. Pap. NE-313. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 9 p.
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