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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. Inadvertent accumulation of arsenic (As) in rice (Oryza sativa L.) is a concern for people depending on it for their subsistence, as it verily causes epigenetic alterations across the genome as well as in specifi...

    Authors: Shafaque Sehar, Muhammad Faheem Adil, Syed Muhammad Hassan Askri, Qidong Feng, Dongming Wei, Falak Sehar Sahito and Imran Haider Shamsi
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:28
  2. Rice is the second most produced crop worldwide, but is highly susceptible to drought. Micro-organisms can potentially alleviate the effects of drought. The aim of the present study was to unravel the genetic ...

    Authors: Beatriz Andreo-Jimenez, Dennis E. te Beest, Willem Kruijer, Nathan Vannier, Niteen N. Kadam, Giovanni Melandri, S. V. Krishna Jagadish, Gerard van der Linden, Carolien Ruyter-Spira, Philippe Vandenkoornhuyse and Harro J. Bouwmeester
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:26
  3. 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
  4. As climate change events become more frequent, drought is an increasing threat to agricultural production and food security. Crop rhizosphere microbiome and root exudates are critical regulators for drought ad...

    Authors: Gege Li, Kexin Wang, Qun Qin, Qi Li, Fei Mo, Vinay Nangia and Yang Liu
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:19
  5. 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
  6. 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