What is it about?

Plant microbiomes are complex; they contain a large number of bacteria and fungi whose contributions to plant growth are mostly unknown. By examining the alfalfa nodule microbiome, we found a number of bacteria other than rhizobia, many of which are potential plant growth promoting bacteria.

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Why is it important?

Shows the difference in Medicago microbial metagenomes in an agricultural setting that is highly fertilized versus a botanical garden that is not.


Many of the non-rhizobia isolates have already been identified as plant growth promoting bacteria. More studies are underway.

Professor Ann M. Hirsch
University of California Los Angeles

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This page is a summary of: Medicago root nodule microbiomes: insights into a complex ecosystem with potential candidates for plant growth promotion, Plant and Soil, December 2021, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s11104-021-05247-7.
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