J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 2021, Vol. 63 ›› Issue (2): 297-304.DOI: 10.1111/jipb.13060

Special Issue: Plant-biotic interaction

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Phyllosphere microbiota: Community dynamics and its interaction with plant hosts

Tianyu Gong1,2 and Xiu‐Fang Xin1,2,3*   

  1. 1National Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics, CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200032, China
    2University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
    3The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and CAS John Innes Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Sciences, Shanghai 200032, China

    *Correspondence: Xiu-Fang Xin (xinxf@cemps.ac.cn)
  • Received:2020-08-07 Accepted:2020-12-17 Online:2020-12-23 Published:2021-02-01

Abstract: Plants are colonized by various microorganisms in natural environments. While many studies have demonstrated key roles of the rhizosphere microbiota in regulating biological processes such as nutrient acquisition and resistance against abiotic and biotic challenges, less is known about the role of the phyllosphere microbiota and how it is established and maintained. This review provides an update on current understanding of phyllosphere community assembly and the mechanisms by which plants and microbes establish the phyllosphere microbiota for plant health.

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