Maize Root (image) Carnegie Institution Caption This is a cross section of a maize root showing the development of a root branch towards water. The photo is credited to Neil Edwards II. Credit Neil E. Robbins II Usage Restrictions With credit Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.