Rhizosphere protists are key determinants of plant health

Wu Xiong, Yuqi Song, Keming Yang, Yian Gu, Zhong Wei (Co-auteur), George A. Kowalchuk, Yangchun Xu, Alexandre Jousset, Qirong Shen, Stefan Geisen

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Plant health is intimately influenced by the rhizosphere microbiome, a complex assembly of organisms that changes markedly across plant growth. However, most rhizosphere microbiome research has focused on fractions of this microbiome, particularly bacteria and fungi. It remains unknown how other microbial components, especially key microbiome predators—protists—are linked to plant health. Here, we investigated the holistic rhizosphere microbiome including bacteria, microbial eukaryotes (fungi and protists), as well as functional microbial metabolism genes. We investigated these communities and functional genes throughout the growth of tomato plants that either developed disease symptoms or remained healthy under field conditions.
Originele taal-2Engels
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
StatusGepubliceerd - 2020


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