The structure and function of the global citrus rhizosphere microbiome

dc.contributor.authorXu, Jinen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Yunzengen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Pengfanen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorTrivedi, Pankajen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRiera, Nadiaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWang, Yayuen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Xinen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorFan, Guangyien_ZA
dc.contributor.authorTang, Jiliangen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorColetta-Filho, Helvecio D.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorCubero, Jaimeen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorDeng, Xiaolingen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorAncona, Veronicaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLu, Zhanjunen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorZhong, Balianen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRoper, M. Carolineen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorCapote, Nievesen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorCatara, Vittoriaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPietersen, Gerharden_ZA
dc.contributor.authorVerniere, Christianen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorAl-Sadi, Abdullah M.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLi, Leien_ZA
dc.contributor.authorYang, Fanen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorXu, Xunen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWang, Jianen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorYang, Huanmingen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorJin, Taoen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWang, Nianen_ZA
dc.identifier.citationXu, J., et al. 2018. The structure and function of the global citrus rhizosphere microbiome. Nature Communications, 9:4894, doi:10.1038/s41467-018-07343-2
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723 (online)
dc.descriptionCITATION: Xu, J., et al. 2018. The structure and function of the global citrus rhizosphere microbiome. Nature Communications, 9:4894, doi:10.1038/s41467-018-07343-2.
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dc.description.abstractCitrus is a globally important, perennial fruit crop whose rhizosphere microbiome is thought to play an important role in promoting citrus growth and health. Here, we report a comprehensive analysis of the structural and functional composition of the citrus rhizosphere microbiome. We use both amplicon and deep shotgun metagenomic sequencing of bulk soil and rhizosphere samples collected across distinct biogeographical regions from six continents. Predominant taxa include Proteobacteria, Actinobacteria, Acidobacteria and Bacteroidetes. The core citrus rhizosphere microbiome comprises Pseudomonas, Agrobacterium, Cupriavidus, Bradyrhizobium, Rhizobium, Mesorhizobium, Burkholderia, Cellvibrio, Sphingomonas, Variovorax and Paraburkholderia, some of which are potential plant beneficial microbes. We also identify over-represented microbial functional traits mediating plant-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions, nutrition acquisition and plant growth promotion in citrus rhizosphere. The results provide valuable information to guide microbial isolation and culturing and, potentially, to harness the power of the microbiome to improve plant production and health.en_ZA
dc.format.extent10 pages
dc.publisherNature Research (part of Springer Nature)
dc.titleThe structure and function of the global citrus rhizosphere microbiomeen_ZA
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