Rhizosphere Metatranscriptomics: Challenges and Opportunities

Carvalhais, Lilia C., Dennis, Paul G., Tyson, Gene W. and Schenk, Peer M. (2013). Rhizosphere Metatranscriptomics: Challenges and Opportunities. In Frans J. de Bruijn (Ed.), Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere (pp. 1137-1144) Hoboken, NJ United States: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781118297674.ch109

Author Carvalhais, Lilia C.
Dennis, Paul G.
Tyson, Gene W.
Schenk, Peer M.
Title of chapter Rhizosphere Metatranscriptomics: Challenges and Opportunities
Title of book Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1002/9781118297674.ch109
ISBN 9781118296172
Editor Frans J. de Bruijn
Volume number 2
Chapter number 109
Start page 1137
End page 1144
Total pages 8
Total chapters 118
Language eng
Subjects 1100 Agricultural and Biological Sciences
2300 Environmental Science
Abstract/Summary The interactions that occur between plant roots and soil microorganisms influence ecosystem function and stability, but are poorly understood. Metagenomics has revolutionized microbial ecology by facilitating the genomic characterization of microbial communities in the environment. This information has provided novel insight into the genes that are present in different environments and constitutes powerful reference material for studying microbial gene expression. Metatranscriptomics enables the characterization of community transcriptional patterns and is poised to advance understanding of plant and microbial gene expression. In this chapter, we discuss how metatranscriptomics could rapidly improve our understanding of plant-microbe interactions in soils.
Keyword Gene expression
Microbial ecology
Plant microbe interactions
Root exudates
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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