Genome-Wide Association Studies In Plant Pathosystems: Toward an Ecological Genomics Approach.

Bartoli C, Roux F Front Plant Sci. 2017. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00763 The emergence and re-emergence of plant pathogenic microorganisms are processes that imply perturbations in both host and pathogen ecological niches. Global change is largely...

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Linking rhizosphere microbiome composition of wild and domesticated Phaseolus vulgaris to genotypic and root phenotypic traits.

Pérez-Jaramillo JE, Carrión VJ, Bosse M, Ferrão LFV, de Hollander M, Garcia AAF, Ramírez CA, Mendes R, Raaijmakers JM ISME J. Jun 2017. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2017.85 Plant domestication was a pivotal accomplishment in human history, but also led to...

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Addition of plant-growth-promoting Bacillus subtilis PTS-394 on tomato rhizosphere has no durable impact on composition of root microbiome.

Qiao J, Yu X, Liang X, Liu Y, Borriss R, Liu Y BMC Microbiol. Jun 2017. doi: 10.1186/s12866-017-1039-x Representatives of the genus Bacillus are increasingly used in agriculture to promote plant growth and to protect against plant pathogens. Unfortunately,...

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Bacterial Root Microbiome of Plants Growing in Oil Sands Reclamation Covers.

Mitter EK, de Freitas JR, Germida JJ Front Microbiol. 2017. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00849 Oil sands mining in northern Alberta impacts a large footprint, but the industry is committed to reclaim all disturbed land to an ecologically healthy state...

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Soil bacterial and fungal communities show distinct recovery patterns during forest ecosystem restoration.

Sun S, Li S, Avera BN, Strahm BD, Badgley BD Appl Environ Microbiol. May 2017 Bacteria and fungi are important mediators of biogeochemical processes and play essential roles in the establishment of plant communities, which makes knowledge about...

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Metagenome-Wide Association Study and Machine Learning Prediction of Bulk Soil Microbiome and Crop Productivity.

Chang HX, Haudenshield JS, Bowen CR, Hartman GL Front Microbiol. 2017. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00519 Areas within an agricultural field in the same season often differ in crop productivity despite having the same cropping history, crop genotype,...

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Perspectives and Challenges of Microbial Application for Crop Improvement.

Timmusk S, Behers L, Muthoni J, Muraya A, Aronsson AC Front Plant Sci. 2017. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00049 Global population increases and climate change pose a challenge to worldwide crop production. There is a need to intensify agricultural production...

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Can Plant Microbiome Studies Lead to Effective Biocontrol of Plant Diseases?

Ellis JG Mol Plant Microbe Interact. Mar 2017. doi: 10.1094/MPMI-12-16-0252-CR In this review, the wisdom and efficacy of studies seeking disease attenuating microbes and microbiomes only in healthy plant communities is questioned and an alternative...

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Two cultivated legume plants reveal the enrichment process of the microbiome in the rhizocompartments.

Xiao X, Chen W, Zong L, Yang J, Jiao S, Lin Y, Wang E, Wei G Mol Ecol. Mar 2017. doi: 10.1111/mec.14027 The microbiomes of rhizocompartments (nodule endophytes, root endophytes, rhizosphere and root zone) in soya bean and alfalfa were analysed using...

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A New Approach to Modify Plant Microbiomes and Traits by Introducing Beneficial Bacteria at Flowering into Progeny Seeds.

Mitter B, Pfaffenbichler N, Flavell R, Compant S, Antonielli L, Petric A, Berninger T, Naveed M, Sheibani-Tezerji R, von Maltzahn G, Sessitsch A Front Microbiol. 2017. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00011 The microbial component of healthy seeds - the...

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