Open Access Mini Review

Tapping Soil Microbiota: Overlooked Underground Players in Agricultural Production

Yuan Wang*

Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: September 12, 2019;  Published Date: September 16, 2019


Soil, the base for agricultural production, is constantly influenced by a variety of physical, chemical, and biological factors. Despite the abundance and diversity, soil microorganisms have been largely overlooked until recent a few years, due to the untapped functions caused by the difficulties in microbe isolation and culture. Soil microbiota, by definition, is the microbial communities that reside in specific soil niches. With the advances of next-generation sequencing technologies, more and more soil microbiomes from different soil environments were dissected genetically and functionally. These studies suggest that manipulation of soil microbiota may be one of the potential solutions for next-generation agriculture.

Keywords:Soil microbiota; Agricultural production; Plant-microbe interactions

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