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    "It is possible to observe the largest number of roots with the smallest area and volume (here treated as fine roots) in the whole soil profile"

    I would like to mean "the smallest root area" and "the smallest root volume".

    Does the sentence above indicate this meaning? or should I write "the smallest area and the smallest volume" ?

    Thanks in advance :)

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    Re: adjective/superlative

    As written, I took it to mean you were looking for the largest number of roots which have the smallest area and volume, or in other words looking for the biggest number of smallest roots, which is confusing.

    I would say something like "It is possible to observe the largest number of fine roots (treated here as those with the smallest root area and volume) in the whole soil profile".
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