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  Information - SSS16 Proteins, microbes and pathogens in soil and rhizosphere systems (co-listed in BG)

Event Information
Study of the rhizosphere requires an interdisciplinary approach, including plant physiology, soil physical and chemical properties, and soil microbial community structure and activity, for a better understanding of the root functions, nutrient allocation, plant-microbe-soil interactions in soil.
A better knowledge of the rhizosphere environment and of the processes occurring therein is necessary to improve the efficiency of cropping systems, to prevent plant disease, and preserve the soil structure. While microbiology of the rhizosphere has been extensively investigated, its biochemistry is less known. The rhizosphere is difficult to study because its physico-chemical conditions are altered by most of the common techniques. However, some recent applications of the SIP and reporter gene technologies have allowed the monitoring of the complex nutrient flow in and the plant-microbe interactions with minimal interferences in the rhizosphere environment.
The aims of this session are to present: 1) the last advances in the rhizosphere biochemistry, by focusing the role and sources of enzymes and chemical signals mediating plant-to-plant and plant-to-microbe communication, and methodological approaches currently used to study this topic; 2) some new experimental approaches and techniques for analyzing the rhizosphere processes.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Giancarlo Renella (Firenze, Italy)


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