The role of root exudates in rhizosphere interactions with plants and other organisms.

  title={The role of root exudates in rhizosphere interactions with plants and other organisms.},
  author={Harsh Pal Bais and Tiffany L Weir and Laura G. Perry and Simon Gilroy and Jorge M Vivanco},
  journal={Annual review of plant biology},
The rhizosphere encompasses the millimeters of soil surrounding a plant root where complex biological and ecological processes occur. This review describes recent advances in elucidating the role of root exudates in interactions between plant roots and other plants, microbes, and nematodes present in the rhizosphere. Evidence indicating that root exudates may take part in the signaling events that initiate the execution of these interactions is also presented. Various positive and negative… 

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