ARTÍCULO

Hypothetical framework integrating the main mechanisms involved in the promoting action of rhizospheric humic substances on plant root- and shoot-growth

Autores: Olaetxea Indaburu, Maite; de Hita Mejía, David; Garcia, C. A.; Fuentes Ramírez, Marta; Baigorri, R.; Mora, V.; Garnica Ochoa, María; Urrutia Sagardia, Óscar; Erro Garcés, Javier; Zamarreño Arregui, Ángel; Berbara, R. L.; García-Mina Freire, José María (Autor de correspondencia)
Título de la revista: APPLIED SOIL ECOLOGY
ISSN: 0929-1393
Volumen: 123
Páginas: 521 - 537
Fecha de publicación: 2018
Lugar: WOS
Resumen:
The ability of rhizospheric humic substances to improve plant growth has been well established by many studies carried out using diverse plant species cultivated under many different conditions. These beneficial effects of humic substances on plant development are expressed in both root and shoot. However, the mechanisms responsible for this action of humic substances are only partially known and poorly integrated. In fact, although the studies focused on plant root development are numerous, those dealing with plant shoot development are scarce. Likewise, studies integrating humic effects on root and shoot are also few. In this context, the main goal of this work is to summarize some of the results regarding the effects of humic substances on plant development within a hypothetical holistic framework that will allow us to interconnect these findings and disclose some features of the functional crosstalk between the effects on soil, root and shoot. Furthermore, the significance of all these mechanisms in plants growing in the field is also discussed.