About this Research Topic
Climate change and other anthropogenic activities are likely to affect the frequency and intensity of extreme events and create a stressed environment that impacted plant health and food security; the interactions of microbes and plants in such contexts deserve more in-depth understanding. The scientific community has carried out extensive research: to decipher the underlying mechanisms of microorganism assembly, resilience towards stresses, thresholds of benefits, and tolerance; to understand the generalization of mechanisms, the molecular scale of universal signalling, horizontal and vertical gene transfer; and to unify understanding on microbial and plant metabolisms under various stresses. This Research Topic aims to bring together advance knowledge and cutting-edge information to integrate microbes and plants to provide a more sustainable future for our ecosystems.
Manuscripts in the forms of research, review, meta-analysis, novel idea, concept, viewpoint, and methodology are welcome. In particular, manuscripts focus on plant-centred investigations in the context of stressed environments, such as plant-driven microbial assembly, effects of microbes on plant-soil feedback, soil biogeochemistry, plant physiology and development at different levels, nutrient recycling, the fate of trace elements, and disease resistance. Both laboratory and field studies at individual, population, community, or ecosystem scales are welcomed. Holistic investigation with the integration of omics and bioinformatics is especially encouraged.
Keywords: Microbiome, Stress, Function, Crops, Plant physiology
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