Biotechnological potential of aquatic plant-microbe interactions.

TitleBiotechnological potential of aquatic plant-microbe interactions.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsStout L, Nüsslein K
JournalCurr Opin Biotechnol
Date Published2010 Jun
KeywordsBiodegradation, Environmental, Biotechnology, Hydrogen-Ion Concentration, Plant Roots, Plants

The rhizosphere in terrestrial systems is the region of soil surrounding plant roots where there is increased microbial activity; in aquatic plants, this definition may be less clear because of diffusion of nutrients in water, but there is still a zone of influence by plant roots in this environment [1]. Within that zone chemical conditions differ from those of the surrounding environment as a consequence of a range of processes that were induced either directly by the activity of plant roots or by the activity of rhizosphere microflora. Recently, there are a number of new studies related to rhizospheres of aquatic plants and specifically their increased potential for remediation of contaminants, especially remediation of metals through aquatic plant-microbial interaction.

Alternate JournalCurr. Opin. Biotechnol.
PubMed ID20494570