Plants grown in pots never reach their full potential, images of their roots show.
A medical imaging technique called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been used by researchers to capture plant pot root snapshots.
The pictures reveal that the roots "sense the size of the pot" and restrict the growth of the plant.
The findings have been presented at the Society for Experimental Biology's annual meeting in Salzburg, Austria.
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