Understanding Cultivar-Specificity and Soil Determinants of the <i>Cannabis</i> Microbiome [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2014. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
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- Article numbers e99,641 : digital, PDF file
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- Argonne National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, United States. Office of the United States Secretary of Energy, United States. Environmental Protection Agency, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Understanding microbial partnerships with the medicinally and economically important crop <i>Cannabis</i> has the potential to affect agricultural practice by improving plant fitness and production yield. Furthermore, <i>Cannabis</i> presents an interesting model to explore plant-microbiome interactions as it produces numerous secondary metabolic compounds. Here we present the first description of the endorhiza-, rhizosphere-, and bulk soil-associated microbiome of five distinct <i>Cannabis</i> cultivars. Bacterial communities of the endorhiza showed significant cultivar-specificity. When controlling cultivar and soil type the microbial community structure was significantly different between plant cultivars, soil types, and between the endorhiza, rhizosphere and soil. In conclusion, the influence of soil type, plant cultivar and sample type differentiation on the microbial community structure provides support for a previously published two-tier selection model, whereby community <i>composition</i> across sample types is determined mainly by soil type, while community <i>structure</i> within endorhiza samples is determined mainly by host cultivar.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 06/16/2014., "110186", PLoS ONE 9 6 ISSN 1932-6203 AM, and Max E. Winston; Jarrad Hampton-Marcell; Iratxe Zarraonaindia; Sarah M. Owens; Corrie S. Moreau; Jack A. Gilbert; Josh Hartsel; Suzanne J. Kennedy; Sean M. Gibbons; Gabriele Berg.
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