An Artificial Microcosm to Study Microbial Interactions in the Rhizosphere

Pearce, David, Bazin, Michael and Lynch, James (1992) An Artificial Microcosm to Study Microbial Interactions in the Rhizosphere. In: The Release of Genetically Modified Microorganisms—REGEM 2. Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series, 63 . Springer, London, pp. 229-230. ISBN 978-1-4612-7654-8

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An artificial microcosm for the ectorhizosphere is described where a growth-limiting nutrient is supplied by diffusion at a predetermined rate from a cylindrical ultrafiltration membrane in the form of a hollow fibre. The artificial microcosm is thermodynamically open, reflecting the nature of soil, allowing tighter control of both growth-limiting nutrient and energy fluxes and it incorporates a leaching mechanism. To date the system has been shown to reach steady-state and the control parameters are currently under investigation.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: C500 Microbiology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 11:45
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 17:29

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