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  1. Sep 2019
    1. The rhizosphere is the volume of soil directly under the influence of plant roots; it is bounded by the root surface on one side and extends millimeters into the soil. It is populated with a high density of bacteria, fungi, protists, and nematodes supported by relatively labile organic compounds, such as sugars, amino acids, organic acids, and polysaccharides. These compounds are actively and passively lost from living and dying root tissues (12, 13). This rhizodeposition allows 5–100 times more organisms per unit volume to be supported in the rhizosphere than in nearby bulk soil, where the microbial community is thought to be carbon limited
  2. Sep 2016
    1. Ronnie de Jonge

      very little data to show yet, just in process of setting up. Looking at the rhizosphere to help increase yield of crops without increasing the need for extra land (i.e. food security).<br> Much lost yield is due to "stress" of various sorts (drought, flood, etc).