Data_sheet_3_Factors Influencing Leaf- and Root-Associated Communities of Bacteria and Fungi Across 33 Plant Orders in a Grassland.zip (737 kB)

Data_sheet_3_Factors Influencing Leaf- and Root-Associated Communities of Bacteria and Fungi Across 33 Plant Orders in a Grassland.zip

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posted on 19.02.2019, 09:58 by Hirokazu Toju, Hiroko Kurokawa, Tanaka Kenta

In terrestrial ecosystems, plants interact with diverse taxonomic groups of bacteria and fungi in the phyllosphere and rhizosphere. Although recent studies based on high-throughput DNA sequencing have drastically increased our understanding of plant-associated microbiomes, we still have limited knowledge of how plant species in a species-rich community differ in their leaf and root microbiome compositions. In a cool-temperate semi-natural grassland in Japan, we compared leaf- and root-associated microbiomes across 137 plant species belonging to 33 plant orders. Based on the whole-microbiome inventory data, we analyzed how sampling season as well as the taxonomy, nativeness (native or alien), lifeform (herbaceous or woody), and mycorrhizal type of host plants could contribute to variation in microbiome compositions among co-occurring plant species. The data also allowed us to explore prokaryote and fungal lineages showing preferences for specific host characteristics. The list of microbial taxa showing significant host preferences involved those potentially having some impacts on survival, growth, or environmental resistance of host plants. Overall, this study provides a platform for understanding how plant and microbial communities are linked with each other at the ecosystem level.

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