Comprehensive microbiome analysis of wheat and its wild relatives, A
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Microbiomes are diverse assemblages of endophytic and free-living microorganisms that can confer competitive advantages to their plant hosts such as water acquisition, nutrient mobilization, drought tolerance, salt tolerance, and disease resistance (Chaparro et al., 2012; Sherameti et al., 2008; Zolla et al., 2013). Plant domestication and selective breeding have altered the composition of these plant-microbe interactions in several crops. It is thought that the progenitors of the A, B, and D genomes in modern hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum) manage environmental stress in their native ...