|Biotechnological potential of aquatic plant-microbe interactions.
|Year of Publication
|Stout L, Nüsslein K
|Curr Opin Biotechnol
|Biodegradation, Environmental, Biotechnology, Hydrogen-Ion Concentration, Plant Roots, Plants
The rhizosphere in terrestrial systems is the region of soil surrounding plant roots where there is increased microbial activity; in aquatic plants, this definition may be less clear because of diffusion of nutrients in water, but there is still a zone of influence by plant roots in this environment . Within that zone chemical conditions differ from those of the surrounding environment as a consequence of a range of processes that were induced either directly by the activity of plant roots or by the activity of rhizosphere microflora. Recently, there are a number of new studies related to rhizospheres of aquatic plants and specifically their increased potential for remediation of contaminants, especially remediation of metals through aquatic plant-microbial interaction.
|Curr. Opin. Biotechnol.