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DOI 10.1002/mbo3.1217
Licence creative commons licence
Title (Primary) Deciphering Trifolium pratense L. holobiont reveals a microbiome resilient to future climate changes
Author Wahdan, S.F.M.; Tanunchai, B.; Wu, Y.-T.; Sansupa, C.; Schädler, M.; Dawoud, T.M.; Buscot, F.; Purahong, W.
Journal MicrobiologyOpen
Year 2021
Department BZF; BOOEK; iDiv
Volume 10
Issue 4
Page From e1217
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords climate change, plant endosphere, Illumina Miseq, microbiome, rhizosphere, Trifolium pratense
Abstract The plant microbiome supports plant growth, fitness, and resistance against climate change. Trifolium pratense (red clover), an important forage legume crop, positively contributes to ecosystem sustainability. However, Tpratense is known to have limited adaptive ability toward climate change. Here, the Tpratense microbiomes (including both bacteria and fungi) of the rhizosphere and the root, shoot, and flower endospheres were comparatively examined using metabarcoding in a field located in Central Germany that mimics the climate conditions projected for the next 50–70 years in comparison with the current climate conditions. Additionally, the ecological functions and metabolic genes of the microbial communities colonizing each plant compartment were predicted using FUNGuild, FAPROTAX, and Tax4Fun annotation tools. Our results showed that the individual plant compartments were colonized by specific microbes. The bacterial and fungal community compositions of the belowground plant compartments did not vary under future climate conditions. However, future climate conditions slightly altered the relative abundances of specific fungal classes of the aboveground compartments. We predicted several microbial functional genes of the Tpratense microbiome involved in plant growth processes, such as biofertilization (nitrogen fixation, phosphorus solubilization, and siderophore biosynthesis) and biostimulation (phytohormone and auxin production). Our findings indicated that Tpratense microbiomes show a degree of resilience to future climate changes. Additionally, microbes inhabiting Tpratense may not only contribute to plant growth promotion but also to ecosystem sustainability.
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Wahdan, S.F.M., Tanunchai, B., Wu, Y.-T., Sansupa, C., Schädler, M., Dawoud, T.M., Buscot, F., Purahong, W. (2021):
Deciphering Trifolium pratense L. holobiont reveals a microbiome resilient to future climate changes
MicrobiologyOpen 10 (4), e1217