Special Issue "Microorganisms and Plant Nutrition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021).
Interests: industrial microbiology; bioreactors and fermentation processes; cell and enzyme immobilization; biotechnological production of enzymes, organic acids, biofuels; plant microbiome; plant-microbial interactions; microbial mineral dissolution; production and formulation of soil inoculants
Interests: biofertilizers; bioeffectors; plant-microbial interactions; application technology; bioinocula monitoring in soil; multiple functions bioinocula; organic farming; horticultural crops
Microorganisms constantly interact with plants supplying macro- and micronutrients, fostering plant growth and controlling microbial pathogens as well as increasing plant resistance against abiotic stress factors. Managing microbial communities in soil–plant systems is currently one of the main scientific challenges and a promising tool to optimize crop production and quality. These challenges are related to the isolation, selection, characterization, production, formulation, and development of field application techniques of microbial inoculants. However, it is now also understood that a deep analysis of the existing soil–microbiome–plant relationships is necessary to take into consideration to assure an effective and sustainable use of microbial products. Furthermore, prebiotic, probiotic, and postbiotic approaches to enhance soil quality and facilitate microbial functions of existing and formulated beneficial microorganisms have to be encompassed in the research to fully appraise the mechanisms utilized by plants for recruiting microbial specific functions. These research fields, together with commercial and legislation requirements, as well as safety measures in manipulating microbial products, are expected (welcomed) to be the subject of the Special Issue, which is open for research works and review papers on the recent trends in the field of microbial-based plant nutrition.
Prof. Dr. Nikolay Bojkov Vassilev
Prof. Dr. Eligio Malusà
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- plant beneficial microorganisms
- plant–microbiome interactions
- techniques for biofertilizers production, formulation and delivery
- management and assessment (monitoring) of microbial communities