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Rhizosphere interactions: the root microbiome

Moe, Luke [1].

Rhizosphere metagenomics: what the hidden majority can tell us about the microbial contribution to plant health.

How do plants select for a rhizosphere microbial community? It is no secret that rhizosphere-dwelling microbes play an important role in plant health by, among other things, solubilizing mineral phosphate, enhancing nutrient uptake, and suppressing pathogenicity of soil-borne plant pathogens. Plant-microbe communication is an essential part of plant colonization, and an impressive body of work now describes the molecular details leading to (for example) colonization of legumes by certain diazotrophic bacteria and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Our lab seeks to identify mechanisms by which plants select for their microbial partners in the rhizosphere using the tools of bacterial genetics,genomics and biochemistry. We are particularly interested in using culture-independent methods to identify bacterial responses to compounds exuded by plant roots. I will describe recent results from ongoing research projects in our lab aimed at understanding plant-microbe interactions in the rhizosphere using culture-dependent and metagenomic methodologies.

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1 - University of Kentucky, Plant and Soil Sciences, 311 Plant Science Building, Lexington, KY, 40546, USA

Keywords:
rhizosphere
metagenomics
plant-microbe communication.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY05
Location: Delaware D/Hyatt
Date: Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Time: 10:15 AM
Number: SY05005
Abstract ID:1072


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