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Unearthing plant’s immune system via microbioata colonizing root and rhizosphere [Registered]

The microbial community or microbiome that inhabits the rhizosphere and endosphere -the niches immediately surrounding and inside a plant’s root-facilitates the shuttling of nutrients and information into and out of the roots within the soil matrix. This commerce, by enabling the plant to adapt to its immediate environment, contributes to plant health and growth, defense against pests, management of carbon and other elements for the enrichment of the soil, and even informs the plant’s ability to sequester contaminants. These underground microbial activities have not received as much attention as the effort to characterize the role of the microbial populations inside…

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