Novel techniques and findings in the study of plant microbiota: search for plant probiotics.

@article{Berlec2012NovelTA,
  title={Novel techniques and findings in the study of plant microbiota: search for plant probiotics.},
  author={Ale{\vs} Berlec},
  journal={Plant science : an international journal of experimental plant biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={193-194},
  pages={96-102}
}
Plants live in intimate relationships with numerous microorganisms present inside or outside plant tissues. The plant exterior provides two distinct ecosystems, the rhizosphere (below ground) and the phyllosphere (above ground), both populated by microbial communities. Most studies on plant microbiota deal with pathogens or mutualists. This review focuses on plant commensal bacteria, which could represent a rich source of bacteria beneficial to plants, alternatively termed plant probiotics… CONTINUE READING

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