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The secret life of underground microbes: Plant root microbiomes rule the world

We often ignore what we cannot see, and yet organisms below the soil’s surface play a vital role in plant functions and ecosystem well-being. These microbes can influence a plant’s genetic structure, its health, and its interactions with other plants. A new series of articles in a special section in the American Journal of Botany on «Rhizosphere Interactions: The Root Microbiome» explores how root microbiomes influence plants across multiple scales — from cellular, bacterial, and whole plant l…

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/ajo…

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