Culture-independent molecular tools for soil and rhizosphere microbiology

Rincon-Florez, Vivian A., Carvalhais, Lilia C. and Schenk, Peer M. (2013) Culture-independent molecular tools for soil and rhizosphere microbiology. Diversity, 5 3: 581-612. doi:10.3390/d5030581


Author Rincon-Florez, Vivian A.
Carvalhais, Lilia C.
Schenk, Peer M.
Title Culture-independent molecular tools for soil and rhizosphere microbiology
Journal name Diversity   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1424-2818
Publication date 2013-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.3390/d5030581
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 5
Issue 3
Start page 581
End page 612
Total pages 32
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher M D P I AG
Language eng
Subject 1101 Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
2302 Ecological Modelling
2303 Ecology
2309 Nature and Landscape Conservation
Abstract Soil microbial communities play an important role in plant health and soil quality. Researchers have developed a wide range of methods for studying the structure, diversity, and activity of microbes to better understand soil biology and plant-microbe interactions. Functional microbiological analyses of the rhizosphere have given new insights into the role of microbial communities in plant nutrition and plant protection against diseases. In this review, we present the most commonly used traditional as well as new culture-independent molecular methods to assess the diversity and function of soil microbial communities. Furthermore, we discuss advantages and disadvantages of these techniques and provide a perspective on emerging technologies for soil microbial community profiling.
Keyword Fatty acid analysis
Molecular fingerprinting methods
Next generation sequencing
Plant microbe interactions
Rhizosphere biology
Soil microbial communities
Soil quality
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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