Special Issue "Symbiotic Associations of Plants with Beneficial Microbes: Perspectives and Challenges for Agronomical Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
In the last years the “microbiota” concept has revolutionized our view of the interactions among microbes and the so called “higher organisms”.
Plants, as all the other eukaryotes, live and interact with complex microbial communities. Root symbioses, and more generally the interaction with soil beneficial microbes, have been showed to positively influence plant's health, productivity and tolerance to diverse stresses, both in wild and cultivated conditions.
It is thus not surprising that the interest has risen towards a science-driven use of plant beneficial microrganism as natural fertilizers.
Recent analytical advances such as high throughput genomics and meta -omics, metabolomics, plant phenotyping as well as the development of refined bioinformatic tools allow a better knowledge of beneficial plant microbe interactions in a systems biology perspective.
Despite all these technical progresses, we are still far from an exhaustive understanding of this topic, at the same time so promising and challenging.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to bring togethter the current knowledge on how plant symbioses can be managed to improve plant health. Papers are welcome that describe single case studies, technical advances as well as perspective views, to depict an up-to-date scenario of the potential to turn plant symbiotic interactions into agricultural practices.
Dr. Alessandra Salvioli di Fossalunga
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- root symbioses
- plant beneficial microbes
- microbial inioculants
- crop productivity
- biotic stresses
- abiotic stresses