Structure and functions of the bacterial microbiota of plants.

  title={Structure and functions of the bacterial microbiota of plants.},
  author={Davide Bulgarelli and Klaus Schlaeppi and Stijn Spaepen and Emiel Ver Loren van Themaat and Paul Schulze-Lefert},
  journal={Annual review of plant biology},
Plants host distinct bacterial communities on and inside various plant organs, of which those associated with roots and the leaf surface are best characterized. The phylogenetic composition of these communities is defined by relatively few bacterial phyla, including Actinobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Firmicutes, and Proteobacteria. A synthesis of available data suggests a two-step selection process by which the bacterial microbiota of roots is differentiated from the surrounding soil biome… 

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