Carbon flow in the rhizosphere: carbon trading at the soil–root interface

  title={Carbon flow in the rhizosphere: carbon trading at the soil–root interface},
  author={D L Jones and Christophe Nguyen and Roger D. Finlay},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
The loss of organic and inorganic carbon from roots into soil underpins nearly all the major changes that occur in the rhizosphere. In this review we explore the mechanistic basis of organic carbon and nitrogen flow in the rhizosphere. It is clear that C and N flow in the rhizosphere is extremely complex, being highly plant and environment dependent and varying both spatially and temporally along the root. Consequently, the amount and type of rhizodeposits (e.g. exudates, border cells, mucilage… 
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