Fine root lignin content per fine root dry mass

Formal name:  first order fine root lignin content per first order fine root dry mass
Local identifier:  TOP849
Synonym Term:  fine root lignin content per dry mass
Synonym Term:  first oder fine root lignin content per dry mass
Related Term:  first oder fine root lignin concentration
Related Term:  fine root lignin concentration
Definition:  The ratio of the mass (PATO:mass) of lignin (CHEBI:lignin) in the fine root (McCormack:fine root) to the corresponding fine root mass (PATO:mass) assessed after drying
Formal Unit:  mass unit / mass unit

Comment:  The term concentration is polysemic and we suggest to not use it in this context. We suggest to specify fine roots by function (absorption versus transport) and branching order in addition to diameter (<= 2 mm).
Comment:  The term concentration is polysemic and we suggest to not use it in this context.
Reference:  Jens Kattge, Ulrike Stahl, Eric Garnier, Stefan Klotz, Ingolf Kühn


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