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rhizosphere

Line breaks: rhizo|sphere
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪzə(ʊ)ˌsfiːə
 
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Definition of rhizosphere in English:

noun

Ecology
The region of soil in the vicinity of plant roots in which the chemistry and microbiology is influenced by their growth, respiration, and nutrient exchange.
Example sentences
  • First, it has been observed that conjugative plasmids mediate gene transfer in various environments such as soil and rhizosphere, plant surfaces, water, or human gut.
  • The availability of inorganic nitrogen in the rhizosphere is a crucial chemical factor governing the growth rate and developmental pattern of higher plants.
  • This approach exploits the ability of terrestrial plants to absorb contaminants from the rhizosphere and translocate them to the shoot.

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