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Microbial life in the phyllosphere.
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PMID:  23154261     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Our knowledge of the microbiology of the phyllosphere, or the aerial parts of plants, has historically lagged behind our knowledge of the microbiology of the rhizosphere, or the below-ground habitat of plants, particularly with respect to fundamental questions such as which microorganisms are present and what they do there. In recent years, however, this has begun to change. Cultivation-independent studies have revealed that a few bacterial phyla predominate in the phyllosphere of different plants and that plant factors are involved in shaping these phyllosphere communities, which feature specific adaptations and exhibit multipartite relationships both with host plants and among community members. Insights into the underlying structural principles of indigenous microbial phyllosphere populations will help us to develop a deeper understanding of the phyllosphere microbiota and will have applications in the promotion of plant growth and plant protection.
Julia A Vorholt
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature reviews. Microbiology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1740-1534     ISO Abbreviation:  Nat. Rev. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101190261     Medline TA:  Nat Rev Microbiol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  828-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich), Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 10, HCI F429, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland.
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