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Beneficial plant-microbe interactions in rice

© jiduha / stock.adobe.comPlants develop symbiotic associations with microorganisms that normally improve plant nutrition and fitness, and survival under different environmental stresses, both biotic and abiotic stress. In the recent years, the development of new technologies has revealed unprecedented details on the structure and dynamics of plant microbiomes, the functional properties of isolated community members, and interaction mechanisms with the host plant. A better understanding of these relationships may help to improve productivity and crop security, while allowing a reduction on the use of fertilizers and pesticides. This thematic series is being launched to compile the latest research advances on the beneficial plant-microbe interactions in rice.

Editors: Dr Concha Domingo and Dr Blanca San Segundo

  1. Rice is colonized by plant growth promoting bacteria such as Methylobacterium leading to mutually beneficial plant–microbe interactions. As modulators of the rice developmental process, Methylobacterium influence...

    Authors: Denver I. Walitang, Aritra Roy Choudhury, Parthiban Subramanian, Yi Lee, Geon Choi, Kun Cho, Sung Ho Yun, Aysha Rizwana Jamal, Sun-Hee Woo and Tongmin Sa
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:23
  2. Increased soil salinization is among the main factors that limits safe rice production. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) have been shown to alleviate the toxic effects of salt stress in plants. However, more...

    Authors: Bo Zhang, Feng Shi, Xu Zheng, Hongyang Pan, Yuqiang Wen and Fuqiang Song
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:18
  3. Plant growth-promoting endophytic (PGPE) actinomycetes have been known to enhance plant growth and mitigate plant from abiotic stresses via their PGP-traits. In this study, PGPE Streptomyces sp. GKU 895 promoted ...

    Authors: Worarat Kruasuwan, Karan Lohmaneeratana, John T. Munnoch, Wanwipa Vongsangnak, Chatchawan Jantrasuriyarat, Paul A. Hoskisson and Arinthip Thamchaipenet
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:6
  4. Wild abortive-type cytoplasmic male sterility (WA-type CMS) has been exclusively used in hybrid seed production in indica rice cultivars, and fertility restoration in WA-type CMS is controlled by two major restor...

    Authors: Honggen Zhang, Xixu Li, Zuopeng Xu, Xiangqiang Zhao, Zihao Wan, Xiaojun Cheng, Qiaoquan Liu, Minghong Gu and Shuzhu Tang
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:59