Rhizosphere

James M Lynch

James M Lynch

University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

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Melissa J Brimecombe

Melissa J Brimecombe

University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

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Frans AAM De Leij

Frans AAM De Leij

University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

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First published: 21 August 2001
Citations: 13
Book Series:Major Reference Works

Abstract

The rhizosphere is that part of the soil ecosystem where plant roots, soil and the soil biota interact with each other. These interactions are often of benefit to plants, improve soil fertility and enhance the degradation of toxic chemicals.