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Researchers cultivate the majority of bacteria in the laboratory that colonize Arabidopsis plants in nature

Researchers cultivate the majority of bacteria in the laboratory that colonize Arabidopsis plants in nature

Arabidopsis thaliana. Credit: Wikipedia. No organism is an island — a fact that also applies to plants. Healthy plants host complex microbial communities comprising over 100 bacterial species which presumably play important roles in plant growth and health. Plants allow access only to a select community of bacteria, designated the plant microbiota, that originate mainly […]