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Mycological Section

Gdanetz MacCready, Kristi [1], Trail, Frances [2].

Microbial community composition of wheat between four land management strategies.

Recent research has indicated that the microbes associated with a crop can influence the crop’s susceptibility to disease. Several studies have been conducted to investigate the differences in rhizosphere microbiota between crops or land management strategies, but less information is known about the microbiota inhabiting the vegetative tissues of plants. The wheat fungal and bacterial phytobiome composition was assessed using plants from the Kellogg Biological Station Long-Term Ecological Research wheat/maize/soybean crop rotation site. Barcoded primers were used to differentiate between four land management strategies (conventional till, no-till, reduced nitrogen input, or organic), three growth stages (vegetative, flowering, senesced), and three tissue types (leaf, stem, or root). The outcome of this study will describe the tissue-specific communities associated with each plant developmental stage and across all land management strategies. We hope to combine these data with disease incidence data to determine if there is a disease-associated phytobiome.

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1 - Michigan State University, Plant Biology, 612 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA
2 - Michigan State University, Department Of Plant Biology, East Lansing, MI, 48824-1020, USA

crop rotation.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Hall D/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PMY050
Abstract ID:464
Candidate for Awards:MSA Best Poster Presentation Award by a Graduate Student

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