Special Issue "Rhizosphere Microbial Community 2.0"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 10646
Interests: symbiosis; plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR); rhizosphere; endophytes; plant-microbe interactions
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This Special Issue is the continuation of our previous Special Issue "Rhizosphere Microbial Community".
The bacterial community found in the rhizosphere, known for its colonization around the roots due to the availability of nutrients, plays an important role in plant growth and adaptability both directly and indirectly. Various bacteria promote plant root growth to establish their ecological niche in the rhizosphere. Rhizobacteria are involved in plant-growth promotion and are often utilized to improve crop health and productivity. The rhizosphere microbe community has been the focus of extensive research during recent decades, due to its impact on plant sustainability.
More than 99% of soil bacterial species are assumed to be uncultured bacteria. The development of a next-generation sequencing (NGS) technique has allowed us to explore bacterial diversity, providing additional information about culturable and non-culturable plant-associated bacteria. In recent years, many studies have shown that bacterial populations associated with plants have allowed the identification of a large number of novel genera and species. Moreover, whole genome sequencing has enhanced our knowledge of the metabolism and relationship between bacteria and their host.
This Special Issue seeks contributions that explore the native bacterial community and diversity in the rhizosphere of plants, with the aim of sharing new findings on microorganisms’ interactions with plants in the rhizosphere environment. Moreover, it will consist of articles that cover the isolation and characterization of microbes, genomic analyses and agronomic applications. Submissions of research articles, review articles, or short communications related to the rhizosphere microbial community are all welcome, and will help us to make unexpected new discoveries in this area.
Dr. Taegun Seo
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