Experimental evidence of microbial inheritance in plants and transmission routes from seed to phyllosphere and root.

  title={Experimental evidence of microbial inheritance in plants and transmission routes from seed to phyllosphere and root.},
  author={Ahmed Abdelfattah and Michael Wisniewski and Leonardo Schena and Ayco J. M. Tack},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
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