Special Issue "Plants, Mycorrhizal Fungi, and Bacteria"
A special issue of Microbiology Research (ISSN 2036-7481).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 3888
Land degradation is becoming a global problem. In parallel, the global population is predicted to reach 10 billion by the end of 2050, causing the demand for food to increase by 34%. Thus, agricultural yield needs to increase by an estimated 43% to feed the world population. However, climate change and agricultural malpractices, such as the excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides, have aggravated the effects of biotic and abiotic stresses on crop productivity.
In this context, sustainable biological practices, such as arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and soil bacteria, which improve plant yield and quality should be exploited to increase agricultural production.
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are soil microorganisms that form a symbiotic relationship with 80–90% of vascular plant species and 90% of agricultural plants, including most agricultural crops, particularly cereals, vegetables, and horticultural plants. These plants are also associated with soil bacteria such as PGPR (plant growth-promoting bacteria), among them, nitrogen-fixing bacteria. These microorganisms help plants to cope with biotic and abiotic stresses such as salinity, drought, extreme temperature, heavy metal, diseases, and pathogens.
However, this tripartite relation can be synergistic, neutral, or negative depending on both partners.
This Special Issue of Microbiology Research, entitled “Plants, Mycorrhizal Fungi, and Bacteria”, aims to focus on the latest research progress regarding the interaction between the plant, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and soil bacteria. The main research topics include the role of AMF and soil bacteria in plant growth and performance, in biotic and abiotic tolerance and the multipartite interaction between plant/AMF/bacteria in the context of climate change.
Dr. Nathalie Diagne
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- multipartite interaction
- arbuscular mycorhizal fungi
- soil bacteria
- plant growth and performance
- climate change
- abiotic and biotic stresses
- land degradation
- agricultural production