What does rhizophagy mean?

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  1. rhizophagy(Noun)

    The eating of roots.

  2. Origin: From the suffix -phagy (to feed on)

Editors Contribution

  1. rhizophagy

    'Rhizophagy' , or 'rhizophagy symbiosis', is a cyclic process whereby plants obtain nutrients from bacteria that alternate between a root intracellular endophytic phase and a free-living soil phase. Bacteria acquire soil nutrients in the free-living soil phase; nutrients are extracted from bacteria oxidatively in the intracellular endophytic phase.

    Plants obtain nutrients through consumption of symbiotic microbes in roots in the process of rhizophagy.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhizophagy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhizophagy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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