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Inferences from inventories of microbes in ecological vineyard settings

Schroers, H.J.; Castaldini, M. and Martensson, A. (2018) Inferences from inventories of microbes in ecological vineyard settings. EQA – Environmental quality, 31, pp. 47-56.

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The effect of degraded soil conditions on microbial communities associating the rhizosphere and roots of grapevines was investigated within the frame of project CORE Organic Plus ReSolVe. Several relationships based on Dice cluster analyses of DGGE gel profiles suggest that fungal and bacterial communities from degraded and non-degraded areas differ. Results also suggest that composted organic amendments had an effect on community structures. However, the comparison of diversity indexes did not show differences between degraded and non-degraded plots. They suggested rich and even diversity of bacteria and fungi in any of the tested samples. Culture dependent analysis emphasized that a high diversity of Streptomyces spp. associates grapevine roots in degraded and non-degraded areas. Streptomyces species, best known for their potential to produce antibiotics, are increasingly depicted as beneficial plant associated bacteria.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:microbial community structure; DGGE; fungi; bacteria; Actinobacteria; Streptomyces
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality
Soil > Nutrient turnover
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries > Viticulture
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Plus > ReSolVe
Deposited By: Priori, Simone
ID Code:33831
Deposited On:11 Oct 2018 15:15
Last Modified:11 Oct 2018 15:15
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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