The Structure of Plant Microbiomes and the Implications for Sustainable Agriculture

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Farming Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 106

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Department of Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer, College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
Interests: next generation sequencing; environmental microbiology; genomics; microbiology; fertilizers; environmental science; ecology; bioinformatics; soil; PCR
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Hainan Key Laboratory for Sustainable Utilization of Tropical Bio-Resources, College of Tropical Crops, Hainan University, Haikou 570228, China
Interests: next generation sequencing; environmental microbiology; genomics; microbiology; fertilizers; environmental science; ecology; bioinformatics; soil

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The primary aspects of this topic include understanding the factors that influence the structure of plant microbiomes, ranging from soil conditions and plant genetics to environmental factors. The implications for sustainable agriculture form a critical aspect of this research, as unravelling the intricacies of plant microbiomes could pave the way for the establishment of innovative agricultural practices. The insights gained from studying plant–microbe interactions offer opportunities to enhance the productivity of crops, reduce reliance on external inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides, and contribute to the development of more sustainable and environmentally friendly agricultural systems. We welcome researchers to submit articles related to the composition and diversity of plant microbiomes, factors influencing the structure of plant-associated microbial communities, the functional dynamics of plant-microbe interactions, and sustainable agricultural practices informed by microbiome research.

Dr. Zongzhuan Shen
Dr. Beibei Wang
Guest Editors

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  • plant microbiome
  • plant health
  • microbial communities
  • sustainable agriculture
  • plant growth promotion
  • agricultural microorganisms

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