Microbiome-mediated signal transduction within the plant holobiont

Jian Hong Li, Mehtab Muhammad Aslam, Yang Yang Gao, Lei Dai, Ge Fei Hao, Zhong Wei, Mo Xian Chen, Francisco Dini-Andreote

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Microorganisms colonizing the plant rhizosphere and phyllosphere play crucial roles in plant growth and health. Recent studies provide new insights into long-distance communication from plant roots to shoots in association with their commensal microbiome. In brief, these recent advances suggest that specific plant-associated microbial taxa can contribute to systemic plant responses associated with the enhancement of plant health and performance in face of a variety of biotic and abiotic stresses. However, most of the mechanisms associated with microbiome-mediated signal transduction in plants remain poorly understood. In this review, we provide an overview of long-distance signaling mechanisms within plants mediated by the commensal plant-associated microbiomes. We advocate the view of plants and microbes as a holobiont and explore key molecules and mechanisms associated with plant–microbe interactions and changes in plant physiology activated by signal transduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)616-628
Number of pages13
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology
  • Microbiology


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