Fine root sugar content per fine root dry mass

Formal name:  first order fine root sugar content per first order fine root dry mass
Local identifier:  TOP924
Synonym Term:  fine root sugar content per dry mass
Synonym Term:  first oder fine root sugar content per dry mass
Related Term:  first oder fine root sugar concentration
Related Term:  fine root sugar concentration
Definition:  The ratio of the mass (PATO:mass) of sugar (Def:sugar) in a first order fine root (McCormack:fine root) to the corresponding first order 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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