3. The Role of the Rhizosphere in Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops

  1. Malcolm J. Hawkesford and
  2. Peter Barraclough
  1. Petra Marschner

Published Online: 13 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960707.ch3

The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops

The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops

How to Cite

Marschner, P. (2011) The Role of the Rhizosphere in Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops, in The Molecular and Physiological Basis of Nutrient Use Efficiency in Crops (eds M. J. Hawkesford and P. Barraclough), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470960707.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813819921

Online ISBN: 9780470960707

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Keywords:

  • role of rhizosphere - in nutrient use efficiency (NUE) in crops;
  • rhizosphere, pivotal role in NUE in crops - root and soil interface;
  • root-induced physicochemical changes - in rhizosphere, nutrient determinants;
  • nutrient transport in rhizosphere - nutrient movement to roots, mass flow and diffusion;
  • rhizosphere pH - soil pH, affecting nutrient availability, plant nutrient efficiency;
  • roots, strong effect on physical, chemical - and biological properties of rhizosphere;
  • rhizosphere microorganisms - enhancing, or decreasing plant phosphorus availability;
  • manganese use efficiency;
  • plant induced changes in rhizosphere - nutrient availability increase;
  • molecular techniques - in situ fluorescent labeling, reporter gene expression, nano-SIMS

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Physicochemical properties of the rhizosphere

  • Nutrient use efficiency and availability in the rhizosphere as the result of interactions between roots and microorganisms

  • Nutrient uptake and root zone

  • Conclusion

  • References