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.
- 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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