As our understanding of plant-microbe interactions improves it is clear that these relationships are subtle, sophisticated and complex. It seems certain that plants and microbes can, at least under some circumstances, control elements of each other's growth and development. For field grown plants, there are also the effects of various biotic and abiotic stresses and their effects on the interactions between plants and microbes. It is clear that we have come a long way in our comprehension of some of these systems. However, it is also clear that we have a long way to go. Below we present a review of over ten years work in this area.
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