Rhizoplane Fibrils in Wheat: Demonstration and Derivation

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Science  20 Sep 1974:
Vol. 185, Issue 4156, pp. 1066-1067
DOI: 10.1126/science.185.4156.1066


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.