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Microbiome Research in Plants and Soil

Aim & scope

The world's global environmental health and food security remain  significant problems. Soil microbes have tremendous potential to provide long-term, cost-effective solutions that could lead to innovative approaches to improving environmental resistance to climate impact, agricultural practices and crop productivity. Since the dawn of civilization, microbes have powered eco-evolutionary adaptations that have coordinated biodiversity. They are abundant and pervasive, assisting biochemical processes that make the Earth habitable and form ecosystem systems, functions, and services. The potent microbes affiliated with wild and domesticated plants can aid in the establishment of climate-smart agriculture. Developing microbe-based biotechnologies and ecosystem services, on the other hand, necessitates a detailed understanding of the diversity and complexity of microbial interactions with one another and higher organisms.

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This series will reflect current state-of-the-art plant and microbiome research by presenting emerging innovations, insights and methods of applying research to improve a variety of microbiome scenarios.  We will also offer insights into fundamental microbiome research to better understand the dynamics within microbial communities and their interactions with various plant hosts and the environment. To realize a more personalized and sustainable use of valuable soil resources, we will concentrate on connecting all of these methods with volumes focused on potential applications and microbial communities in modern agricultural systems, soil bioremediation and environmental restoration.

We will address the challenges and recent attempts to advance our understanding of the various dimensions of microbiomes and how they impact plants in a range of habitats ranging from terrestrial to aquatic, including harsh environments.

Asterisk highlighted volumes will also include the most advanced genetic, nanotechnological approaches of study of the microbial usage in all environmental components based on their topic and breadth.

  1. Microbiome Drivers of Ecosystem Function*

  2. Microbiome and Soil Health

  3. Plant Microbiome: diversity and ecology

  4. Plant - Microbe - Interactions*

  5. Plant endophytes and secondary metabolites*

  6. Microbe mediated disease resistance in plants

  7. Phyto microbiome and stress regulation*

  8. Engineering Mycorrhizal Symbioses to Improve plant Health*

  9. Host-microbe symbiosis: implications and interactions*

  10. Beneficial traits conferred by microbiome*

  11. Microbiome-Assisted Bioremediation*

  12. Biological control of plant pathogens

  13. Microbial fertilizers and biopesticides: sustainable Crop production*

  14. Microbial Exploration: Metagenomic and computational methods*

  15. Plant microbiome crosstalk

  16. Microbes in Managed Forests and Plantations

  17. Microbes in extreme environment

  18. Microbes in Wetlands: community composition and functioning

  19. Seed microbiology: Plant growth and development (added based on reviewer feedback


Researchers and students in the fields of agricultural science, biotechnology and engineering; plant biology; biochemistry; and environmental science.

Series Editors

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Javid A. Parray


University of Kashmir, India

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Dilfuza Egamberdieva

Research Associate

Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Müncheberg, Germany

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