Metagenomic Analysis for Unveiling Agricultural Microbiome

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June 2024
292 pages
  • ISBN978-3-7258-1322-3 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-7258-1321-6 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Metagenomic Analysis for Unveiling Agricultural Microbiome that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences

Microbial communities play crucial roles in sustaining agricultural ecosystems, influencing both crop health and productivity. Microorganisms, particularly bacteria and fungi in the soil, are pivotal in the cycling of essential nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. They convert these elements into forms that plants can readily absorb, thereby directly impacting soil fertility and plant nutrition. Soil microorganisms are also known to produce hormones and other biochemicals that promote plant growth. This biological control is instrumental in managing crop diseases and reducing dependency on chemical pesticides. Moreover, microorganisms play a critical role in helping plants cope with abiotic stresses, such as drought, salinity and extreme temperatures. Such biodiversity is essential for robust agricultural systems that need to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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Orobanche cumama; Streptomyces rochei; maize rotation; sunflower; rhizosphere microbial; sugarcane; fully mechanized cultivation; endophytic microbial community structure; Amaranthus spp.; rhizosphere microbial communities; rhizosphere bacterial diversity; technogenically contaminated soils; phytoremediation; nitrogen-fixing efficiency; nitrogen-fixing bacteria; intercropped soybean; 15N natural abundance; Bradyrhizobium; manure; CH4 emission; methanogenic community; methanotrophs; qPCR; Cuscuta; flavonoid metabolite; legume plant; parasitism status; rhizosphere; root-associated microbiome; paddy soil; fertilization; rhizosphere; bulk soil; bacterial community; Cucumis sativus; root-knot nematode; soil properties; high-throughput sequencing; rhizosphere microbial community; nitrogen cycling genes; nitrogen fractions; microbial community; crop rotation; loess Plateau; peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.); root-knot nematode disease; bulk soil; bacterial community structure; fungal community; composition; diversity; structure; cropping system; next generation sequencing; American ginseng; transplanting; microhabitats; microbiota; soil properties; high-throughput sequencing; FAPROTAX and FUNGuild; carbon dioxide emission flux; the ratio of fungi to bacteria; functional group; co-occurrence network; organic fertilizer; soil properties; soil quality; microbial community; co-occurrence network; rotation cropping; fungi diversity; beneficial community; soil pH; high-throughput sequencing; Malus domestica; rhizosphere; bacteria; fungi; microbiome; metagenomics; co-ensiling; whole-plant cassava; corn stalk; fermentation quality; bacterial community; co-occurrence networks; n/a