Iron dynamics in the rhizosphere as a case study for analyzing interactions between soils, plants and microbes

@article{Lemanceau2009IronDI,
  title={Iron dynamics in the rhizosphere as a case study for analyzing interactions between soils, plants and microbes},
  author={Philippe Lemanceau and Petra Bauer and Stephan Kraemer and J. Briat},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2009},
  volume={321},
  pages={513-535}
}
Iron is an essential element for plants and microbes. However, in most cultivated soils, the concentration of iron available for these living organisms is very low because its solubility is controlled by stable hydroxides, oxyhydroxides and oxides. In the rhizosphere, there is a high demand of iron because of the iron uptake by plants, and microorganisms which density and activity are promoted by the release of root exudates. Plants and microbes have evolved active strategies of iron uptake… CONTINUE READING