Talk:Rhizosphere Interactions

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I really like the pictures that you guys added, however, I don't see any describtions about the pictures. Adding the describions about the pictures would really help viewers to figure out which section does the picture relate to. When you upload the pictures, you can also add the describtions as well. :) Feili 15:25, 22 March 2008 (UTC)


"Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria" seems not finished

I wonder how redox potential plays into the rhizosphere? Great page overall. Maybe add some pretty pics of pretty roots for pizazz? Heather

I would suggest reading through the sections again to catch misspelled words. For example, ‘rhizosphere’ is frequently spelled incorrectly throughout your page. In addition, many of the sentences on the page begin without the first letter capitalized. Scanning through the page to catch simple grammatical errors may strength it significantly! Sdemetriou 07:01, 14 March 2008 (UTC)


In the pH section under "Physical Environment" some of the words at the beginning of the sentences need to be capitalized. Where did you include the current research information? Jmmullane 06:32, 14 March 2008 (UTC)


Pictures would be a nice addition. Maybe some pictures like the ones shown in the lab presentation (nodules for example). Jmmullane 04:55, 15 March 2008 (UTC)


You and I may know that CFU means colony forming unit, but it is nice to always include the full title before using an abbreviation.

You have a Bacteria section where you talk about soil bacteria in general. It might be more informative to talk about rhizosphere bacteria in this section, as people visiting your page are looking for information on the rhizosphere. Icclark 06:19, 14 March 2008 (UTC)


Hey i saw this paper by Cartmill et al. they did an interesting study titled: Abuscular mycorrhizal fungi enhance tolerance of vinca to high alkalinity in irrigation water. I dunno if this helps you but it seems like it could fit in under the plant/microbe intereaction area. pretty interesting stuff Pbwebb 05:00, 14 March 2008 (UTC)


You should capitalize and italicize all microbe names. Italicize with two apostrophes at either end of a word, like this.Njblackburn 04:44, 14 March 2008 (UTC)


Grammar note: "The plant roots which the rhizosphere is associated with can effect the physical environment of the rhizosphere." should be "the plant roots with which the rhizosphere is associated can affect (NOT EFFECT!) the physical environment of the rhizoshpere" Njblackburn 04:41, 14 March 2008 (UTC)


Nice amount of detail. Some interesting tidbits. I too would be interested to see some more pictures. Only technical issue is some sentences not being capitalized. Other than that, very thorough. User:Kamackey

Good job!! You guys mention some information about soil texture, but I could be relevant to introduce more information related with soil aggregate formation and how fungi contribute to this processEgrgutierrez 03:24, 14 March 2008 (UTC)----

Great job root people! This seems like a tough topic to tackle with so much going on, but I think this page looks great. A couple comments: I remember from class Kate was saying that the rhizosphere zone (or distance from the root) will vary depending on what soil feature you’re looking at, and that the root shaking is more of an operationally defined approach for laboratory methods. This might be worth mentioning in the intro…just a thought….—Also, for the microbial community section, you may want to elaborate a little bit more on the bacteria and fungi sections? Maybe even just some pictures to beef up those sections a bit. Great job overall! -Heather


MAybe you guys could include some pretty pictures of the different kinds of organisms, fungi u talked about. -David La Dtla 02:48, 14 March 2008 (UTC)````

Also you page may benefit from the addition of a picture to show what mychorrizae look likeNjppatel 18:31, 13 March 2008 (UTC)


Information looks good, however i heard that mychorrizae can increase the disease resistance of some plant species, if true you may want to incorporate that into the page. I would add more information regarding the mutualistic relationship between plants and the fungi.Njppatel 18:30, 13 March 2008 (UTC)


I saw some errors on the words, such as rizoplane, risosphere.And you miss some references in Reference section. For example, (Martin, 2008),(Rodreguez, 2008) Tantayotai 00:58, 13 March 2008 (UTC)


Overall you all did a good job, my one comment is, if you could add more to the section on the Microbial communities I beleive it would strenthen the pageCalgilbert 15:43, 12 March 2008 (UTC)


Sorry, my bad. I didn't see your comment. I hope you didn't do too much preparation. Alorloff 07:48, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

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Looking good. It would be good to include the N fixers under symbiotic organisms. You may not need so much detail under the root exudates: all that could be included under just one major heading.

Kate Scow 01:42, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

The Rhizoplane, Rhizosphere, and Physical Environment Sections I was planning on doing have been completed by Amber. Therefore, I have changed my topics to Plant Exudates, Microbial Communities, and Mycorrhizal Fungi. Please let me know if you intend to take these topics so I do not do anymore unnecessary work. Thanks. Metotman 22:28, 9 March 2008 (UTC)



I edited the outline to better match the recommendations of Prof. Scow (see below). I will be responsible for the following topics: Introduction, Rhizoplane, Physical Environment (under Rhizosphere), Fungi (under Microbial Communities), and Mycorrhizal Fungi (under Symbiotic Relationships). I will assume the rest of you are OK with this unless I hear otherwise from you. Metotman 20:17, 8 March 2008 (UTC)


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Interesting article on mycorrhizae that you could look into for your current research sections (you would need to find the original paper if you want to use this) Irina C 22:41, 6 March 2008 (UTC)


And of course include the inoculants as its own subheading. Kate Scow


I would suggest a modification to your outline something along these lines......

  1. The soil environment associated with plants (?)
    1. rhizoplane
    2. rhizosphere (this would be bulk of your effort; under rhizosphere heading you could have..)
      1. physical environment
      2. plant exudates
      3. microbial communities
    3. other ? not really necessary
  2. Biotic interactions in the rhizosphere
    1. General impacts on plants of rhizosphere microorganisms
    2. General impacts on rhizosphere microorganisms of plant
    3. Symbiotic relationships
      1. mycorrhizal fungi
      2. etc.

Kate Scow


Other members of my group- I just chose three topics because I lost the list or never wrote it down. I'm not trying to set this in stone, I can reserach whatever, just let me know) 14:52, 9 February 2008 user:Metotman