Talk:Rhizosphere Interactions

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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