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How do microbes function as the digestive system for plants?

Category: Other Interesting Facts

The root-zone or rhizosphere is the home for many billions of soil bacteria that act as a digestive system for plants by decomposing a wide variety of organic matters, chemicals and nutrients. During the process of photosynthesis, plants generate sugars, organic acids and chlorophyll that combine to form complex carbohydrates. These complex carbohydrates are then pumped downward to the roots where it is exuded into the root-zone, and serves as a food source for soil microbes living throughout the root-zone. These microbes then utilize complex carbohydrate to produce vitamins, enzymes and amino acids. These microbial products then naturally dissolve nutrients present in the soil and release them for uptake back into the root system where these nutrients then flow throughout the entire plant system thus supporting further plant metabolic activity. This process occurs continuously during the plant life cycle. This is but one process supported by Biofeed products.

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