Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences

Rhizosphere: Achievements and Challenges

Editors: Dessaux, Yves, Hinsinger, Philippe, Lemanceau, Philippe (Eds.)

  • Provides a holistic view of the rhizosphere, keeping in mind its unique functioning that implies numerous, strong and complex interactions between plant roots, soil constituents and microorganisms
  • Classic reference books in this domain such as Curl and Truelove (1986) and Lynch (1990) have been written before the development of the molecular biology era and our knowledge of rhizosphere functioning has considerably expanded since then
  • The scope is broader than the above as it also addresses how small scale processes that occur in the rhizosphere relate to processes at much broader scales such as global biogeochemical cycling of elements
  • Based on the deliberate choice not to focus on one specific component, in order to provide a holistic picture of the rhizosphere
  • The ambition is to provide prospective insights and identify potentials for innovative rhizosphere management options for ecological engineering of ecosystems
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Described by Hiltner over a century ago (1904), the rhizosphere is defined as the fraction of soil influenced by plant root activities. This dynamic, complex interface where soil, plant roots and microbes interact is a major hotspot of microbial activity, where numerous subtle molecular processes, as well as multiple feedback events take place, Rhizosphere investigations at the microscopic scale have driven spectacular academic advances in the fields of soil sciences or plant-microbe interactions. They bear promises in terms of environmentally-friendly procedures such as bioremediation or ecological engineering. The long recognized role of rhizosphere processes in plant nutrition and health, and more generally in plant adaptation to stress conditions, is now becoming central for designing sustainable management practices of agricultural and forest ecosystems. The rhizosphere, however, must also be considered and investigated at a much larger scale than its own, especially as a location where important steps of both carbon and nitrogen cycles occur, with obvious links with global changes. Major advances in understanding the rhizosphere have been achieved over the last two decades. Combined expertise in plant biology, microbial ecology and soil sciences and design of research strategies including the latest innovative methods in these fields opens exciting prospects for the future.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rhizosphere: Achievements and Challenges
Editors
  • Yves Dessaux
  • Philippe Hinsinger
  • Philippe Lemanceau
Series Title
Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences
Series Volume
104
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2855-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3092-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 536
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