Microbial Interactions and Plant Growth

  • Sh. M. Selim
  • Mona S. ZayedEmail author


Microbial interactions in soil are considered as one of the most important activities that occur in the terrestrial ecosystem. They affect all the dynamic processes of plants and other living organisms that live near from them either directly or indirectly. There are two types of microbial interaction that occur in soil. The interactions that occur between individuals within the same species are called intraspecific interaction, and those that occur between organisms of different species either two microbial populations or microbial population and plants or animals are called interspecific interactions. Each microorganism could perform more than one type of interaction depending on the sounding environmental conditions, its partner in the interaction. Microbial interactions are very essential for plant growth and health.


Microbial interactions Intraspecific interaction Interspecific interactions and plant growth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Faculty of AgricultureAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt

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