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Engineering the Rhizosphere.

Abstract : All components of the rhizosphere can be engineered to promote plant health and growth, two features that strongly depend upon the interactions of living organisms with their environment. This review describes the progress in plant and microbial molecular genetics and ecology that has led to a wealth of potential applications. Recent efforts especially deal with the plant defense machinery that is instrumental in engineering plant resistance to biotic stresses. Another approach involves microbial population engineering rather than single strain engineering. More generally, the plants (and the associated microbes) are no longer seen as 'individual' but rather as a holobiont, in other words a unit of selection in evolution, a concept that holds great promise for future plant breeding programs.
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Yves Dessaux, Catherine Grandclément, Denis Faure. Engineering the Rhizosphere.. Trends in Plant Science, Elsevier, 2016, 21 (3), pp.266-78. ⟨10.1016/j.tplants.2016.01.002⟩. ⟨hal-01443849⟩



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