Effect of phosphorus fertilization on rhizosphere microbiome of crops
Recent studies in plant-microbe interactions have revealed the importance of the rhizosphere microbiome in agriculture. However, little is known about the impact of fertilization on the rhizosphere and its associated microbial communities. This thesis investigates whether phosphorus (P) fertilizer has led to a shift in bacterial community composition and functions in both cultivated and non-cultivated plants. Two independent greenhouse experiments were conducted to evaluate P impacts. The first study explored the effects of low (0 and 50 kg ha-1) and higher P levels (101 and 192 kg ha-1) of ...
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