rhizosphere


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rhi·zo·sphere

 (rī′zə-sfîr′)
n.
The area of soil that surrounds and is affected by the roots of plants.

rhizosphere

(ˈraɪzəʊˌsfɪə)
n
(Environmental Science) the region of the soil in contact with the roots of a plant. It contains many microorganisms and its composition is affected by root activities
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In November 2012, soil samples in all plots were collected from the rhizosphere of Chuju plants for microbial measurements.
Biological control of nematodes using rhizosphere micro-organisms was considered in several reviews to be a potential management tactic and an effective alternative to nematicides (Kerry, 2000; Mukhtar et al.
These findings may indicate that rhizosphere bacteria, specifically in Cilembu, may become an important factor that contribute in the taste establishment and optimum growth of Rancing sweet potato.
Carbendazim may be slowly degraded via chemical and physical processes (Mazellier, Leroy, De Laat, & Legube, 2003) and also by the rhizosphere microbial community (Roque & Melo, 2000).
The aims of this research were isolation and identification of antagonistic bacteria from melon rhizosphere and estimate their effects on growth promotion of Cucumis melo under greenhouse condition.
In order to take clear samples of rhizosphere soils, we sampled the soil only underneath the shrub canopies.
QUINCYs main themes are (i) the effects of nutrient availability on plant photosynthesis and respiration, explicitly taking the energy requirement of nutrient acquisition into account, and (ii) the effects of vegetation-soil interactions, namely rhizosphere processes, on plant nutrient availability and soil C turnover.
2008) identified six species of phytonematodes in the rhizosphere of soursop plants in the south of Bahia.
com)-- Valent BioSciences Corporation (VBC) and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center today announced the finalization of a multi-year, Master Cooperation Agreement in the area of root science and the rhizosphere.
It has been suggested that rhizosphere microbes may play an important role in phytoremediation.