Evidence for host-microbiome co-evolution in apple.

  title={Evidence for host-microbiome co-evolution in apple.},
  author={Ahmed Abdelfattah and Ayco J. M. Tack and Birgit Wasserman and Jia Liu and Gabriele Berg and John L Norelli and Samir Droby and Michael Wisniewski},
  journal={The New phytologist},
Plants evolved in association with a diverse community of microorganisms. The effect of plant phylogeny and domestication on host-microbiome co-evolutionary dynamics are poorly understood. Here we examined the effect of domestication and plant lineage on the composition of the endophytic microbiome of 11 Malus species, representing three major groups: domesticated apple (M. domestica), wild apple progenitors, and wild Malus species. The endophytic community of M. domestica and its wild… 
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