Special Issue "Advances in Root-Associated Microbial Communities—the Role from Plant and Sustainable Agriculture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 1159
Interests: microbial diversity of soils (research in molecular biology; evaluation of genetic differentiation and identification of microorganisms and characterization of metabolic profile of bacteria and fungi)
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The microorganisms in the rhizosphere can be beneficial, harmful, or neutral for the growth and health of the plant. For example, plant-growth-promoting bacteria and fungi may enhance protection against pathogens, promote plant growth, and facilitate plant nutrition. Plants and microbes interact, e.g., by signaling via root exudates. The composition of root exudates varies between plant species, and this variability plays an important role for the establishment of plant-rhizospheric microbial communities. The variety of microorganisms associated with plant roots is enormous, amounting to tens of thousands of species. This complex microbial community, also called the second plant genome, is essential for plant health and productivity. Over the last few years, there has been significant progress in research into the structure and dynamics of the microbial sphere of the rhizosphere. In general, rhizosphere microorganisms promote plant growth directly by providing plants with minerals such as nitrogen and phosphorus and by synthesizing growth regulators, as well as indirectly, by inhibiting the development of various plant pathogens. Researchers use novel technologies including next-generation sequencing, as well as soil profiling and microprobes for genomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics studies to conduct informative studies in the soil rhizosphere and the role of plants and microorganisms in these interactions. This Special Issue intends to improve our understanding of the “advances in root-associated microbial communities”. Submissions could consist of research in topics including but not limited to:
- Rhizosphere diversity of soil microorganisms;
- Interaction between plants and their microbial communities;
- Functions of rhizosphere microorganisms;
- Microorganisms synthesizing plant growth regulators;
- Biological plant protection;
- Genetic diversity among soil microbial communities;
- Novel bioactive compound isolation and identification in plants and soil.
Prof. Dr. Anna Gałązka
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- microbiome and mycobiome of soil and plant rhizosphere
- mycorrhizal fungi
- next-generation sequencing
- soil biodiversity