Plant-associated microorganisms: a view from the scope of microbiology

Microorganisms interact with plants because plants offer a wide diversity of habitats including the phyllosphere (aerial plant part), the rhizosphere (zone of influence of the root system), and the endosphere (internal transport system). Interactions of epiphytes, rhizophytes or endophytes may be detrimental or beneficial for either the microorganism or the plant and may be classified as neutralism, commensalism, synergism, mutualism, amensalism, competition or parasitism ​
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