Unravelling rhizosphere-microbial interactions: opportunities and limitations
UNSPECIFIED (2004) Unravelling rhizosphere-microbial interactions: opportunities and limitations. TRENDS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 12 (8). pp. 386-393. ISSN 0966-842XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2004.06.008
The rhizosphere is a biologically active zone of the soil around plant roots that contains soil-borne microbes including bacteria and fungi. Plant-microbe interactions in the rhizosphere can be beneficial to the plant, the microbes or to neither of them. One of the major difficulties that plant biologists and microbiologists face when studying these interactions is that many groups of microbes that inhabit this zone are not cultivable in the laboratory. Recent developments in molecular biology methods are shedding some light on rhizospheric microbial diversity. This review discusses recent findings and future challenges in the study of plant-microbe interactions in the rhizosphere.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QR Microbiology
|Journal or Publication Title:||TRENDS IN MICROBIOLOGY|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON|
|Official Date:||August 2004|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 386-393|
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