Rewilding plant microbiomes: Microbiota of crop ancestors may offer a way to enhance sustainable food production

J.M. Raaijmakers* (Co-auteur), E. Toby Kiers

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Microbiota of crop ancestors may offer a way to enhance sustainable food production Over the past decade, research has shown that microorganisms living on and inside eukaryotes—the microbiota—are drivers of host health. For plants, microbiota can greatly expand their genomic capabilities by enhancing immunity, nutrient acquisition, and tolerance to environmental stresses ( 1 ). More than ever, plant microbiota are being considered as a lever to increase the sustainability of food production under a changing climate. Emerging from this global interest to harness the largely unexplored functional potential of microbiota, the microbiome rewilding hypothesis posits that plant and animal health can be improved by reinstating key members of the diverse (ancestral) microbiota that were lost through domestication and industrialization processes, including changes in diet, plant and animal breeding, and the (over)use of antibiotics, pesticides, and fertilizers ( 2 – 4 ).
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)599-600
Aantal pagina's2
TijdschriftScience
Volume378
Nummer van het tijdschrift6620
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2022

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