Bidirectional Interaction between Phyllospheric Microbiotas and Plant Volatile Emissions

Gerard Farré-Armengol, Iolanda Filella, Joan Llusia, Josep Peñuelas

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    Abstract

    © 2016 Elsevier Ltd Due to their antimicrobial effects and their potential role as carbon sources, plant volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions play significant roles in determining the characteristics of the microbial communities that can establish on plant surfaces. Furthermore, epiphytic microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi, can affect plant VOC emissions in different ways: by producing and emitting their own VOCs, which are added to and mixed with the plant VOC blend; by affecting plant physiology and modifying the production and emission of VOCs; and by metabolizing the VOCs emitted by the plant. The study of the interactions between plant VOC emissions and phyllospheric microbiotas is thus of great interest and deserves more attention.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)854-860
    JournalTrends in Plant Science
    Volume21
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

    Keywords

    • VOCs
    • bacteria
    • fungi.
    • microorganisms
    • phyllosphere

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