Lorenz Hiltner, a pioneer in rhizosphere microbial ecology and soil bacteriology research

  title={Lorenz Hiltner, a pioneer in rhizosphere microbial ecology and soil bacteriology research},
  author={Anton Hartmann and Michael Rothballer and Michael Schmid},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
Lorenz Hiltner is recognized as the first scientist to coin the term “rhizosphere” in 1904. [] Key Result In addition, he wrote a pioneering monograph on plant protection for everybody’s practical use. His emphasis on understanding microbes in the context of their micro-habitat, the rhizosphere, made him a pioneer in microbial ecology. Even now, in the era of genome and postgenome analysis with our better understanding of plant nutrition and soil bacteriology, his ideas and contributions are as fresh as they…

Soil Microbe Diversity and Root Exudates as Important Aspects of Rhizosphere Ecosystem

The rhizosphere is an area of soil surrounding plant roots in which soil’s most reactions take place. The term “rhizosphere” was coined by Lorenz Hiltner, and it is 1–2 mm wide. The rhizosphere is

Unlocking the Secrets of the Rhizosphere.

  • S. Brink
  • Biology, Medicine
    Trends in plant science
  • 2016

Transactions Among Microorganisms and Plant in the Composite Rhizosphere Habitat

Root exudates selectively influence the growth of microorganisms that colonize the rhizosphere by altering the chemistry of soil in the vicinity of the plant roots and by serving as signal molecules

Diversity and Biotechnological Potential of Culturable Rhizospheric Actinomicrobiota

The interface of plant root and soil is the most active region where major parts of maximum number of cycles occur that leads to the accumulation of diverse chemicals of microbial origin and rhizosphere becomes the important hotspot of biotechnological interest.

Plant-driven selection of microbes

The general part of the manuscript is followed by the more detailed presentation of specific examples for the selection and interaction of roots and microbes, such as in the rhizosphere of strawberry, potato and oilseed rape, where the soil-borne plant pathogen Verticillium dahliae can cause high yield losses; the potential of biocontrol by specific constituents of the Rhizosphere microbial community is demonstrated.

Rhizosphere 3: where plants meet soils down-under

As the focus of the scientific community across the globe turns increasingly to issues such as food security, energy sustainability, climate change and habitat restoration, the need for a deeper

Rhizosphere Microbiome Metagenomics: Elucidating the Abditive Microflora

Novel insights into enhancing the ability to unravel the quintessential factors determining the rhizosphere microbiome could offer the progress towards the development of sustainable agriculture.

Rhizosphere Manipulations for Sustainable Plant Growth Promotion

The contribution of biotic and abiotic factors over rhizosphere microbiome shape alteration and some of the techniques developed for harnessing the plant and the beneficial microbes with some example have been discussed.


The purposes of this paper are to summarize the available literature regarding molecular signaling at the rhizosphere level, in the context of promoting mycorrhiza symbiosis; an overview concerning arbuscular mycor Rhizosphere type, one of the most widespread myCorrhiza type; arbuscules beneficial effects in thecontext of sustainable agroecosystems.



Handbuch der landwirtschaftlichen Bakteriologie

THE old “Handbueh” of the late Prof. Lohnis has been enlarged, these parts being the first of the second edition to appear. The price may seem high for paper covers, but the fund of information

Beiträge zur Mykorrhizafrage: über die biologische und physiologische Bedeutung der endotrophen Mykorrhiza

  • Nat Wiss Z Niederbayern
  • 1903

Die Keimungsverhälhnisse der Leguminosensamen und ihre Beeinflussung durch Organismenwirkung

  • Arb Biol Reichsanst Land – Forstwirtsch Berl–Dahlem
  • 1902

Über die Bedeutung der Wurzelknöllchen von Alnus glutinosa für die Stickstoffernährung dieser Pflanze

  • Landwirtsch Vers - Stn
  • 1902

Vermehrte Futtergewinnung aus der heimischen Pflanzenwelt

  • Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart
  • 1915

Stuttgart (433 pages with 138 figures) Hiltner L (1915) Vermehrte Futtergewinnung aus der heimischen Pflanzenwelt

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  • 1909

Versuche über die Stickstoff – assimilation von Leguminosen

  • Sächsische Landwirtschaftliche Zeitschrift
  • 1891

Lorenz Hiltner

  • Z Pflanzenb Psflanzenschutz
  • 1952