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The plant microbiome

Thomas R Turner1, Euan K James2 and Philip S Poole1*

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1 John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7UH, UK

2 The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA, UK

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Genome Biology 2013, 14:209  doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-6-209

Published: 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.

Endophyte; microbiome; phyllosphere; rhizosphere