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Single seed microbiota: assembly and transmission from parent plant to seedling

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Abstract Gaining basic understanding of processes involved in seed microbiota assembly is a prerequisite for improving crop establishment. Investigation of microbiota structure during seed development revealed that individual seeds of bean and radish were associated with a dominant bacterial taxon representing more than 75% of all reads. The identity of this taxon was highly variable between plants and within seeds of the same plant. Succession of dominant taxa occurred during seed filling and maturation through Selection . In a second step, we evaluated seed to seedling transmission of these dominant seed-borne taxa. We showed that initial bacterial abundance on seeds was not a good predictor of seedling transmission and that the identity of seed-borne taxa can impact seedling phenotype. Altogether this work unveiled that seeds are colonized by few bacterial taxa of highly variable identity, which appears to be important for the early stages of plant development.

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hal-03299438 , version 1 (26-07-2021)

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Guillaume Chesneau, Béatrice Laroche, Anne Préveaux, Coralie Marais, Martial Briand, et al.. Single seed microbiota: assembly and transmission from parent plant to seedling. 2021. ⟨hal-03299438⟩
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