Root silicon content per root dry mass trait

Formal name:  root silicon content per root dry mass
Local identifier:  TOP726
Synonym Term:  root Si content per dry mass
Related Term:  root Si content
Related Term:  root Si concentration
Definition:  The ratio of the quantity (SEP:quantity) of silicon (CHEBI:silicon atom) in the root (PO:root) to the corresponding root mass (PATO:mass) assessed after drying
Formal Unit:  mass unit / mass unit or amount unit / mass unit

Comment:  The quantity of silicon can be expressed either as a mass (with mass unit, e.g. gram) or as an amount (with amount unit, e.g. mol). The term concentration is polysemic and we suggest to not use it in this context. When known, the component of the root on which the measurements have been taken should be specified: coarse root, fine root.
Reference:  Eric Garnier, Jens Kattge, Stefan Klotz, Ingolf Kühn, Ulrike Stahl


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