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Bacterial Diversity and Community Structure in Typical Plant Rhizosphere

Food Security and Safety Niche, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, North-West University, Private Mail Bag X2046, Mmabatho 2735, South Africa
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Diversity 2019, 11(10), 179; https://doi.org/10.3390/d11100179
Received: 11 September 2019 / Revised: 24 September 2019 / Accepted: 24 September 2019 / Published: 30 September 2019
Bacteria play a vital role in the quality of soil, health, and the production of plants. This has led to several studies in understanding the diversity and structure in the plant rhizosphere. Over the years, there have been overwhelming advances in molecular biology which have led to the development of omics techniques which utilize RNA, DNA, or proteins as biomolecules; these have been gainfully used in plant–microbe interactions. The bacterial community found in the rhizosphere is known for its colonization around the roots due to availability of nutrients, and composition, and it affects the plant growth directly or indirectly. Metabolic fingerprinting enables a snapshot of the metabolic composition at a given time. We review metabolites with ample information on their benefit to plants and which are found in rhizobacteria such as Pseudomonas spp. and Bacillus spp. Exploring plant-growth-promoting rhizobacteria using omics techniques can be a true success story for agricultural sustainability. View Full-Text
Keywords: plant–microbe interaction; omics techniques; plant growth; metabolite; food security plant–microbe interaction; omics techniques; plant growth; metabolite; food security
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Alawiye, T.T.; Babalola, O.O. Bacterial Diversity and Community Structure in Typical Plant Rhizosphere. Diversity 2019, 11, 179.

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