Special Issue "Microbiota Diversity in Plants and Forest"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2023) | Viewed by 1968
Research on the forest underworld is significantly changing our fundamental understanding of the ecological systems of plants. The ecology system is a complex of competing and symbiotic interactions between microbiota and plants. Large networks of symbiotic fungi, bacteria, trees, and plants supply each other with the necessary resources to thrive.
To better understand the symbiotic biological processes below the ground, we would like to highlight the exchange of water, carbon, and nutrients in forests and the associated fungal and bacterial species. We aim to significantly expand our understanding of the microbiota networks in the soil, the rate at which they transfer matter between them and trees, and the chemical compounds used by tree roots to communicate with the soil microbiota. Omics data of molecular identification, metabolomic analysis, stable isotope labeling, and microbiome analysis will help us to understand the diversity in these ecology environments.
In addition, we must improve our knowledge of the root zone symbiotic processes to uncover the interactions between above- and below-ground organisms.
New insights from this Special Issue will provide scientists with a complete picture of forest systems and their role in the environment.
Dr. Yaara Oppenheimer-Shaanan
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- forest microbiome
- plant microbiome
- ecosystem dynamics
- microbial plant interactions
- microbiome diversity