Plants often face successive drought or flooding episodes and have to continuously adjust the capacity of their roots to take up soil water. This article shows that a comprehensive understanding of root architecture and hydraulics as a whole (in other terms, root hydraulic architecture) is needed to apprehend the strategies used by plants to optimize water uptake and possibly improve crops regarding this crucial trait.

Christophe Maurel✉, Philippe Nacry (Jul 2020)
Root architecture and hydraulics converge for acclimation to changing water availability.
Nat. Plants6(7):744-749 [doi] [Abstract] [PubMed]