An artificial microcosm for the ectorhizosphere is described where a growth-limiting nutrient is supplied by diffusion at a predetermined rate from a cylindrical ultrafiltration membrane in the form of a hollow fibre. The artificial microcosm is thermodynamically open, reflecting the nature of soil, allowing tighter control of both growth-limiting nutrient and energy fluxes and it incorporates a leaching mechanism. To date the system has been shown to reach steady-state and the control parameters are currently under investigation.
|Title of host publication||The Release of Genetically Modified Microorganisms—REGEM 2|
|Editors||Duncan Stewart-Tull, Max Sussman|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
|Name||Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series|