The Rhizosphere: A Microscopic Ecosystem

Significant but Small

The word “ecosystem” conjures up images of green grass, lush forests, bunny rabbits, and foxes. Rarely does the image of dark, damp spaces filled with worms and bacteria come to mind. But just because an ecosystem is microscopic doesn’t mean it isn’t important. This tiny ecosystem is called the rhizosphere and it exists between plant roots and the soil. Its only requirements are water and an established homeostasis between all players. 

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