What is it about?
The rhizosphere is home to a vast array of microorganisms that associates with plants and positively or negatively influences plant growth, whereas the rhizosheath is defined as soil strongly attached to plant root surfaces. The rhizosphere is home to numerous fungal and bacterial species that positively or negatively influence plant growth, while the rhizosheath is defined as the soil that is strongly attached to the plant root surfaces. The plant's rhizosphere can be considered as the root microbiome as well as the site for cellular communication.between prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms.
Why is it important?
This article describes the close interaction between macro- and microorganisms and the importance of the rhizosphere as a matrix for thinking of plant and microbe interactions as a microbiome that leads to a interaction between biotic and abiotic factors produces by the genomes of all its living partners--its hologenome.
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This page is a summary of: The Hologenome Hypothesis and Its Application to Plant-Microbe Interactions on an Evolutionary Scale, January 2021, Springer Science + Business Media,
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