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

@article{Abdelfattah2021ExperimentalEO,
  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},
  year={2021}
}
While the environment is considered the primary origin of the plant microbiome, the potential role of seeds as a source of transmitting microorganisms has not received much attention. Here we tested the hypothesis that the plant microbiome is partially inherited through vertical transmission. An experimental culturing device was constructed to grow oak seedlings in a microbe-free environment while keeping belowground and aboveground tissues separated. The microbial communities associated with… 
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