Rhizosphere see gallery description for caption

An illustration of the rhizosphere. A=Amoeba consuming bacteria BL=Energy limited bacteria BU=Non-energy limited bacteria RC=Root derived carbon SR=Sloughed root hair cells F=Fungal hyphae N=Nematode worm

Original source: Giri, B.; Giang, P. H.; Kumari, R.; Prasad, R.; Varma, A. (2005). Microbial Diversity in Soils. Microorganisms in Soils: Roles in Genesis and Functions. Soil Biology. 3. pp. 37.