miCROPe 2019 – emerging research priorities towards microbe-assisted crop production

Hohmann, Pierre; Schlaeppi, Klaus; Sessitsch, Angela (2020). miCROPe 2019 – emerging research priorities towards microbe-assisted crop production. FEMS microbiology ecology, 96(10) Oxford University Press 10.1093/femsec/fiaa177

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The miCROPe 2019 symposium, which took place from 2 to 5 December 2019 in Vienna, Austria, has unified researchers and industry from around the world to discuss opportunities, challenges and needs of microbe-assisted crop production. There is broad consensus that microorganisms-with their abilities to alleviate biotic and abiotic stresses and to improve plant nutrition-offer countless opportunities to enhance plant productivity and to ameliorate agricultural sustainability. However, microbe-assisted cultivation approaches face challenges that need to be addressed before a breakthrough of such technologies can be expected. Following up on the miCROPe symposium and a linked satellite workshop on breeding for beneficial plant-microbe interactions, we carved out research priorities towards successful implementation of microbiome knowledge for modern agriculture. These include (i) to solve context dependency for microbial inoculation approaches and (ii) to identify the genetic determinants to allow breeding for beneficial plant-microbiome interactions. With the combination of emerging third generation sequencing technologies and new causal research approaches, we now stand at the crossroad of utilising microbe-assisted crop production as a reliable and sustainable agronomic practice.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) > Biotic Interactions
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)

UniBE Contributor:

Schläppi, Klaus Bernhard

Subjects:

500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

1574-6941

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

28 Sep 2020 07:26

Last Modified:

28 Sep 2020 07:34

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/femsec/fiaa177

Uncontrolled Keywords:

plant–microbiome interactions; microbial inoculation; plant genetics; plant breeding; GxExM; biocontrol

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.146718

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/146718

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