This article is part of a special issue on plant genomics.
The plant microbiome
1 John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7UH, UK
2 The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA, UK
Genome Biology 2013, 14:209 doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-6-209Published: 25 June 2013
Plant genomes contribute to the structure and function of the plant microbiome, a key determinant of plant health and productivity. High-throughput technologies are revealing interactions between these complex communities and their hosts in unprecedented detail.