mucigel


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mucigel

[′myü·sə‚jel]
(biochemistry)
A complex polysaccharide material that is composed of root mucilage and bacterial slime and acts to control aggregation of soil particles in the rhizosphere in the vicinity of older portions of plant roots.
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Martin (1977a, 1977b) found that zones lacking in water contained larger amounts of C exuded in the form of mucigel and in a form originating from the lysis of root tissues, compared with zones that had been well supplied with water.