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Impact of soil salinity on the microbial structure of halophyte rhizosphere microbiome

Overview of attention for article published in World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology, August 2018
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Title
Impact of soil salinity on the microbial structure of halophyte rhizosphere microbiome
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World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology, August 2018
DOI 10.1007/s11274-018-2509-5
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Salma Mukhtar, Babur Saeed Mirza, Samina Mehnaz, Muhammad Sajjad Mirza, Joan Mclean, Kauser Abdulla Malik

Abstract

The rhizosphere microbiome plays a significant role in the life of plants in promoting plant survival under adverse conditions. However, limited information is available about microbial diversity in saline environments. In the current study, we compared the composition of the rhizosphere microbiomes of the halophytes Urochloa, Kochia, Salsola, and Atriplex living in moderate and high salinity environments (Khewra salt mines; Pakistan) with that of the non-halophyte Triticum. Soil microbiomes analysis using pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA gene indicated that Actinobacteria were dominant in saline soil samples whereas Proteobacteria predominated in non-saline soil samples. Firmicutes, Acidobacteria, Bacteriodetes and Thaumarchaeota were predominant phyla in saline and non-saline soils, whereas Cyanobacteria, Verrucomicrobia, Gemmatimonadetes and the unclassified WPS-2 were less abundant. Sequences from Euryarchaeota, Ignavibacteriae, and Nanohaloarchaeota were identified only from the rhizosphere of halophytes. Dominant halophilic bacteria and archaea identified in this study included Agrococcus, Armatimonadetes gp4, Halalkalicoccus, Haloferula and Halobacterium. Our analysis showed that increases in soil salinity correlated with significant differences in the alpha and beta diversity of the microbial communities across saline and non-saline soil samples. Having a complete inventory of the soil bacteria from different saline environments in Pakistan will help in the discovery of potential inoculants for crops growing on salt-affected land.

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Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 21%
Student > Bachelor 3 16%
Unspecified 3 16%
Other 3 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 11%
Other 4 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 37%
Unspecified 4 21%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 16%
Environmental Science 1 5%
Other 1 5%

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