An introduction to forest biome and associated microorganisms

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/raportissa/konferenssijulkaisussaKirjan luku tai artikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu


Microorganisms are virtually omnipresent both in terrestrial and in aquatic habitats and, despite their microscopic dimensions, play an essential role in global nutrient cycling. All macroscopic multicellular organisms live in close association with a diverse range of microorganisms, and no organisms living in natural environment can be considered germ-free. Symbiotic microbes exert a broad range of effects on their hosts, from beneficial to neutral to detrimental. Forest biomes are among the most species-rich terrestrial ecosystems, and this equally applies to microorganisms inhabiting forests. Not only forest soils host a rich assemblage of microbes, but also forest plants and animals provide habitats for myriads of microscopic organisms. Recent technological advances significantly broadened our understanding of the taxonomic and functional diversity of microorganisms inhabiting forest biomes, which collectively can be termed ‘forest microbiota’. Still, many aspects of dynamics of microbial communities, principles of their assembly and their interactions with hosts remain obscure and await further studies.
OtsikkoForest Microbiology: Tree Microbiome: Phyllosphere, Endosphere and Rhizosphere
ToimittajatFred O. Asiegbu, Andriy Kovalchuk
KustantajaAcademic Press
Sivut3 - 18
ISBN (elektroninen)978-0-12-822542-4
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2021
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa


  • 11832 Mikrobiologia ja virologia

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