Three-dimensional image of the symbiotic communities around plant roots

Biology: Publication in Cell Host & Microbe

Animals and plants form complex symbiotic communities with microorganisms, the so-called microbiome. A research team from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) and the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) in Cologne has now investigated the three-dimensional microbiota structure around plant roots. In the scientific journal Cell Host & Microbe, they report that microbial community composition varies along the root and that this is influenced by the root spatial metabolism.

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