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Plant and Soil

Plant and Soil

An International Journal on Plant-Soil Relationships

Editor-in-Chief: Hans Lambers

ISSN: 0032-079X (print version)
ISSN: 1573-5036 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11104

Welcome to the Marschner Reviews page of Plant and Soil

This site provides FREE access to our Marschner Reviews initiative. In view of the rapid development of studies on soil–plant interactions, these papers are authoritative reviews on topics that are highly relevant to soil–plant interactions, ranging from molecular to ecosystem levels.



Advances in coupling of kinetics and molecular scale tools to shed light on soil biogeochemical processes 

Donald L. Sparks
September 2014

Molecular mechanisms of Al tolerance in gramineous plants 

Jian Feng Ma, Zhi Chang Chen, Ren Fang Shen
August 2014, Volume 381, Issue 1-2

Impacts of acid deposition, ozone exposure and weather conditions on forest ecosystems in Europe: an overview 

W. de Vries, M. H. Dobbertin, S. Solberg, H. F. van Dobben, M. Schaub
July 2014, Volume 380, Issue 1-2

Arbuscular mycorrhiza and nitrogen: implications for individual plants through to ecosystems 

Angela Hodge, Kate Storer
June 2014

Plant genetic effects on soils under climate change 

D. G. Fischer, S. K. Chapman, A. T. Classen, C. A. Gehring, K. C. Grady, J. A. Schweitzer, T. G. Whitham
June 2014, Volume 379, Issue 1-2

Agricultural uses of plant biostimulants 

Pamela Calvo, Louise Nelson, Joseph W. Kloepper
May 2014
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Advances in plant growth-promoting bacterial inoculant technology: formulations and practical perspectives (1998–2013) 

Yoav Bashan, Luz E. de-Bashan, S. R. Prabhu, Juan-Pablo Hernandez
May 2014, Volume 378, Issue 1-2

Rhizobacterial salicylate production provokes headaches! 

Peter A. H. M. Bakker, LongXian Ran, Jesús Mercado-Blanco
April 2014

Ecological mitigation of hillslope instability: ten key issues facing researchers and practitioners 

Alexia Stokes et al.
April 2014, Volume 377, Issue 1-2

Plant: soil interactions in temperate multi-cropping production systems 

Jürgen Ehrmann, Karl Ritz
March 2014, Volume 376, Issue 1-2

Organic N molecules in the soil solution: what is known, what is unknown and the path forwards 

Charles R. Warren
February 2014, Volume 375, Issue 1-2

Deposition rates in growing tissue: Implications for physiology, molecular biology, and response to environmental variation 

Wendy K. Silk, Marie-Béatrice Bogeat-Triboulot
January 2014, Volume 374, Issue 1-2

Back to the basics: The need for ecophysiological insights to enhance our understanding of microbial behaviour in the rhizosphere 

Francisco Dini-Andreote, Jan Dirk van Elsas
December 2013, Volume 373, Issue 1-2

Zinc fertilizer placement affects zinc content in maize plant 

Yue-Qiang Zhang et al.
November 2013, Volume 372, Issue 1-2

Interaction of aluminium and drought stress on root growth and crop yield on acid soils 

Zhong-Bao Yang, Idupulapati Madhusudana Rao, Walter Johannes Horst
November 2013, Volume 372, Issue 1-2

The extent of mycorrhizal colonization of roots and its influence on plant growth and phosphorus content 

Kathleen K. Treseder
October 2013, Volume 371, Issue 1-2

Nitrogen acquisition by roots: physiological and developmental mechanisms ensuring plant adaptation to a fluctuating resource 

Philippe Nacry, Eléonore Bouguyon, Alain Gojon
September 2013, Volume 370, Issue 1-2

Sodium as nutrient and toxicant 

Herbert J. Kronzucker, Devrim Coskun, Lasse M. Schulze, Jessie R. Wong, Dev T. Britto
August 2013, Volume 369, Issue 1-2

Mycorrhizas and mycorrhizal fungal communities throughout ecosystem development 

Ian A. Dickie, Laura B. Martínez-García, Nina Koele, G.-A. Grelet, Jason M. Tylianakis, Duane A. Peltzer, Sarah J. Richardson
June 2013, Volume 367, Issue 1-2

The production and turnover of extramatrical mycelium of ectomycorrhizal fungi in forest soils: role in carbon cycling 

A. Ekblad, H. Wallander, D. L. Godbold et al.
May 2013, Volume 366, Issue 1-2
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Plant-soil interactions in Mediterranean forest and shrublands: impacts of climatic change 

J. Sardans, J. Peñuelas
April 2013, Volume 365, Issue 1-2

Application of ground penetrating radar for coarse root detection and quantification: a review 

Li Guo, Jin Chen, Xihong Cui, Bihang Fan, Henry Lin
January 2013, Volume 362, Issue 1-2

Application of ground penetrating radar for coarse root detection and quantification: a review 

Li Guo, Jin Chen, Xihong Cui, Bihang Fan, Henry Lin
January 2013, Volume 362, Numbers 1-2

The importance of root-produced volatiles as foraging cues for entomopathogenic nematodes. 

Ted C. J. Turlings, Ivan Hiltpold and Sergio Rasmann
2012, Volume 358, Numbers 1-2

Roles of root border cells in plant defense and regulation of rhizosphere microbial populations by extracellular DNA ‘trapping’.  

Martha C. Hawes, Gilberto Curlango-Rivera, Zhongguo Xiong und John O. Kessler
2012, Volume 358, Numbers 1-2

Plant growth and physiology under heterogeneous salinity.  

Nadia Bazihizina, Edward G. Barrett-Lennard und Timothy D. Colmer
2012, Volume 354, Numbers 1-2

Developing X-ray Computed Tomography to non-invasively image 3-D root systems architecture in soil 

S. J. Mooney, T. P. Pridmore, J. Helliwell and M. J. Bennett
2012, Volume 352, Numbers 1-2

Aboveground–belowground interactions as a source of complementarity effects in biodiversity experiments 

Nico Eisenhauer
2012, Volume 351, Numbers 1-2

Nitrogen transformations in boreal forest soils—does composition of plant secondary compounds give any explanations? 

Aino Smolander, Sanna Kanerva, Bartosz Adamczyk und Veikko Kitunen
2012, Volume 350, Numbers 1-2

Plant mineral nutrition in ancient landscapes: high plant species diversity on infertile soils is linked to functional diversity for nutritional strategies 

Hans Lambers, Mark C. Brundrett, John A. Raven und Stephen D. Hopper
2011, Volume 348, Numbers 1-2
From the special issue: Soil-plant-microbe interactions from microscopy to field practice"

Acquisition of phosphorus and other poorly mobile nutrients by roots. Where do plant nutrition models fail?  

Philippe Hinsinger, Alain Brauman, Nicolas Devau, Frédéric Gérard and Christophe Jourdan, et al.
2011, Volume 348, Numbers 1-2

Root hairs: development, growth and evolution at the plant-soil interface.  

Sourav Datta, Chul Min Kim, Monica Pernas, Nuno D. Pires and Hélène Proust, et al.
2011, Volume 346, Numbers 1-2

Verticillium wilt of olive: a case study to implement an integrated strategy to control a soil-borne pathogen. 

Francisco Javier López-Escudero und Jesús Mercado-Blanco
2011, Volume 344, Numbers 1-2
OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

Does the combined application of organic and mineral nutrient sources influence maize productivity? A meta-analysis 

Pauline Chivenge, Bernard Vanlauwe und Johan Six
2011, Volume 342, Numbers 1-2, Pages 1-30

Potential mechanisms for achieving agricultural benefits from biochar application to temperate soils: a review 

Christopher J. Atkinson et al.
2010, Volume 337, Numbers 1-2

Plant mineral nutrition in ancient landscapes: high plant species diversity on infertile soils is linked to functional diversity for nutritional strategies 

Hans Lambers et al.
2010, Volume 334, Numbers 1-2

Release of plant-borne flavonoids into the rhizosphere and their role in plant nutrition 

Stefano Cesco et al.
2010, Volume 329, Numbers 1-2

Integrated effects of abiotic stresses on inoculant performance, legume growth and symbiotic dependence estimated by 15N dilution 

Phillip M. Chalk et al.
2010, Volume 328, Numbers 1-2

Arsenic uptake and toxicity in plants: integrating mycorrhizal influences 

Sally E. Smith et al.
2010, Volume 327, Numbers 1-2

Desirable plant root traits for protecting natural and engineered slopes against landslides 

Alexia Stokes et al:
2009, Volume 324, Numbers 1-2

Mycorrhizal associations and other means of nutrition of vascular plants: Understanding the global diversity of host plants by resolving conflicting information and developing reliable means of diagnosis 

Mark C. Brundrett
2009, Volume 320, Numbers 1-2

Synchrotron-based techniques for plant and soil science: opportunities, challenges and future perspectives 

Enzo Lombi and Jean Susini
2009, Volume 320, Numbers 1-2

Plant hydraulic lift of soil water - implications for crop production and land restoration 

Hans-Holger Liste and Jason C. White
2008, Volume 313, Numbers 1-2

Global inputs of biological nitrogen fixation in agricultural systems 

David F. Herridge, Mark B. Peoples and Robert M. Boddey
2008, Volume 311, Numbers 1-2

Assessing and analyzing 3D architecture of woody root systems, a review of methods and applications in tree and soil stability, resource acquisition and allocation 

Frédéric Danjon and Bert Reubens
2008, Volume 303, Numbers 1-2

Rock-eating mycorrhizas: their role in plant nutrition and biogeochemical cycles 

Laura van Schöll
2008, Volume 303, Numbers 1-2

Enrichment of cereal grains with zinc: Agronomic or genetic biofortification? 

Ismail Cakmak
2008, Volume 302, Numbers 1-2

Monovalent cation transporters; establishing a link between bioinformatics and physiology 

Frans J. M. Maathuis
2007, Volume 301, Numbers 1-2, Pages 1-15

Mycorrhizal responses to biochar in soil – concepts and mechanisms 

Daniel D. Warnock et al
2007, Volume 300, Numbers 1-2

A new initiative in delivering cutting-edge science in soil–plant interactions 

Hans Lambers et al:
2007, Volume 300, Numbers 1-2

 

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    Plant and Soil publishes original research papers, methods papers, solicited review articles, mini-reviews, letters and commentaries that enhance our understanding of plant-soil interactions. We focus on the interface of plant biology and soil sciences, and seek those manuscripts with a strong mechanistic component which develop and test hypotheses aimed at understanding underlying mechanisms of plant-soil interactions. Manuscripts can include both fundamental and applied aspects of mineral nutrition, plant water relations, symbiotic and pathogenic plant-microbe interactions, root anatomy and morphology, soil biology, ecology, agrochemistry and agrophysics, as long as they are hypothesis-driven and enhance our mechanistic understanding. Articles including a major molecular or modelling component also fall within the scope of the journal. All contributions appear in the English language, with consistent spelling, using either American or British English.

    Plant and Soil provides rapid publication of full-length papers describing the results of original research. Articles accepted for publication in Plant and Soil report novel findings of general significance. Reviews, mini-reviews and commentaries are usually solicited by members of the Editorial Board. However, individuals who wish to prepare a review or a mini-review are encouraged to contact the Editor-in-Chief (hans.lambers@uwa.edu.au) prior to submitting a manuscript. Occasionally Plant and Soil will publish Special Issues containing a collection of articles on a theme considered by the editors to be of general interest to our readers. These Special Issues may consist of a selection of presentations from a scientific meeting or a collection of papers organised by an individual or group. In all cases, manuscripts submitted for publication as part of a Special Issue will be subject to the same rigorous peer-review process required of regular submissions. Individuals or groups wishing to organise a Special Issue of Plant and Soil should contact the Managing Editor, Lieve Bultynck (plso-plants@uwa.edu.au) to discuss the feasibility of the project.

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