Plant microbiome: A reservoir of novel genes and metabolites

Plant microbiome: A reservoir of novel genes and metabolites Plant Gene Volume 18

Plant microbiome: A reservoir of novel genes and metabolites​

Authors: Digvijay Singh, Tanveer Kour Raina, Anupam Kumar, Joginder Singh. Ram Prasad


• Exploring the multifactorial role of microbes associated with the plants.
• Insight into plant-microbe interaction pathway.
• Connecting the role of microbial signals in the growth and development of plants.
• Advantages associated with plant microbiomes for biological activities in plants.


Decreasing fertility of soil and farm profitability is a noteworthy worldwide concern keeping in mind the end goal to accomplish food security for a prospering total population. The modification of soil microbiomes to enhance crop production is an antiquated practice. The rhizosphere is the region of the soil being persistently impacted by plant roots through the rhizodeposition of exudates, adhesives, and sloughed cells. Mutually, the organisms present in rhizosphere can impact the plant by secreting regulatory compounds. It's very important to understand what genes and functions microbes use to colonize plants because only then have a chance to rationally devise useful ‘plant probiotics’ to help us raise more food and energy crops. Both recently implemented genomic approaches and classical microbiology techniques continue to develop the science of plant-microbe interactions. These investigations of plant microbiome have profited from all-encompassing biological on one-hand and reductionist robotic disclosures on the other. The generation of vast isolate collections what's more, the investigation of engineered microbial groups in blend with plant genetic assets, will permit us to fill this gap and to direct reductionist, speculation driven examinations in progressively complex biological settings up to field tests. These advances can possibly change our comprehension of plant-organism collaborations in nature and in farming and will contribute fundamentally to the following green revolution.

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