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Sorghum-Associated Bacterial Communities—Genomics and Research Perspectives

  • Mandira KocharEmail author
  • Pushplata Singh
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Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)

Abstract

Sorghum is known to be intolerant to soil acidity and grows best in the pH range of 5.7–6.4. Consequently, its associations with metabolically versatile plant growth promoting bacterial strains in the rhizosphere are likely to be helpful as they will be able to support the growth of the host plant even under varying rhizospheric conditions by improving root growth. The mechanism of the phytohormones crosstalking with each other and integration of the signaling pathways have been deciphered to a large extent in plants, yet the interrelationship between the bacterial plant growth regulators has not yet been unraveled. In-depth understanding of sorghum genomics is necessary for improving sorghum composition and agronomic behavior. Along with this, innovative strategies and genomics and transcriptomics studies can be designed to understand the microbial communities associated with sorghum. These offer an environmentally sustainable approach to increase sorghum production and health.

Keywords

Rhizosphere Phytohormones Metagenomics 

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  1. 1.TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre, The Energy and Resources InstituteDarbari Seth Block, India Habitat CentreNew DelhiIndia

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