Saving Seed Microbiomes

Gabriele Berg (Co-auteur), J.M. Raaijmakers

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Plant seeds are home to diverse microbial communities whose composition is determined by plant genotype, environment, and management practices. Plant domestication is now recognized as an important driver of plant-associated microbial diversity. To what extent and how domestication affects seed microbiomes is less well studied. Here we propose a ‘back-to-the-future’ approach to harness seed microbiomes of wild relatives of crop cultivars to save and re-instate missing beneficial seed microbes for improved plant tolerance to biotic and abiotic stress.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)1167-1170
TijdschriftISME Journal
Volume12
Vroegere onlinedatum2018
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2018

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