Rhizoplane fibrils in wheat: demonstration and derivation.

Research paper by G G GG Leppard

Indexed on: 20 Sep '74Published on: 20 Sep '74Published in: Science


Aggregates of fine, curved fibrils extend from the rhizoplane of soil-grown wheat roots into the rhizosphere. The fibril diameter is usually between 3 and 10 nanometers. The fibrils arise as extracellular products of the root, and some aggregates are intimately associated with microbial cells and soil particles.