I have a blog post that I have been trying to write for weeks about the soil and rhizosphere. Until I can get a handle on it, here is a little image I did today to illustrate how cells initiate colonization of plant root surface. An example bacterial species would be Azospirillum brasilense, a personal favorite.
- Bacteria can help farmers use less potash (thehindu.com)
- Sometimes, not seeing is believing: animated GIFs of disabled bacteria (mhrussel.wordpress.com)