Plant host habitat and root exudates shape soil bacterial community structure

@article{Haichar2008PlantHH,
  title={Plant host habitat and root exudates shape soil bacterial community structure},
  author={Feth el Zahar Haichar and Christine Marol and Odile Berge and Juan Ignacio Rangel-Castro and James I Prosser and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Balesdent and Thierry Heulin and Wafa Achouak},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={1221-1230}
}
The rhizosphere is active and dynamic in which newly generated carbon, derived from root exudates, and ancient carbon, in soil organic matter (SOM), are available for microbial growth. Stable isotope probing (SIP) was used to determine bacterial communities assimilating each carbon source in the rhizosphere of four plant species. Wheat, maize, rape and barrel clover (Medicago truncatula) were grown separately in the same soil under 13CO2 (99% of atom 13C) and DNA extracted from rhizosphere soil… CONTINUE READING