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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.3389/FPLS.2021.621276

Linking Plant Secondary Metabolites and Plant Microbiomes: A Review

02 Mar 2021-Frontiers in Plant Science (Frontiers Media SA)-Vol. 12, pp 621276-621276
Abstract: Plant secondary metabolites (PSMs) play many roles including defense against pathogens, pests, and herbivores; response to environmental stresses, and mediating organismal interactions. Similarly, plant microbiomes participate in many of the above-mentioned processes directly or indirectly by regulating plant metabolism. Studies have shown that plants can influence their microbiome by secreting various metabolites and, in turn, the microbiome may also impact the metabolome of the host plant. However, not much is known about the communications between the interacting partners to impact their phenotypic changes. In this article, we review the patterns and potential underlying mechanisms of interactions between PSMs and plant microbiomes. We describe the recent developments in analytical approaches and methods in this field. The applications of these new methods and approaches have increased our understanding of the relationships between PSMs and plant microbiomes. Though the current studies have primarily focused on model organisms, the methods and results obtained so far should help future studies of agriculturally important plants and facilitate the development of methods to manipulate PSMs-microbiome interactions with predictive outcomes for sustainable crop productions.

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1093/BBB/ZBAB106
Akifumi Sugiyama1Institutions (1)
Abstract: Plants are in constant interaction with a myriad of soil microorganisms in the rhizosphere, an area of soil in close contact with plant roots. Recent research has highlighted the importance of plant-specialized metabolites (PSMs) in shaping and modulating the rhizosphere microbiota; however, the molecular mechanisms underlying the establishment and function of the microbiota mostly remain unaddressed. Flavonoids and saponins are a group of PSMs whose biosynthetic pathways have largely been revealed. Although these PSMs are abundantly secreted into the rhizosphere and exert various functions, the secretion mechanisms have not been clarified. This review summarizes the roles of flavonoids and saponins in the rhizosphere with a special focus on interactions between plants and the rhizosphere microbiota. Furthermore, this review introduces recent advancements in the dynamics of these metabolites in the rhizosphere and indicates potential applications of PSMs for crop production and discusses perspectives in this emerging research field.

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Topics: Rhizosphere (60%)

3 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.COPBIO.2021.06.016
Abstract: The plant microbiome plays an essential role in supporting plant growth and health, but plant molecular mechanisms underlying its recruitment are still unclear. Multi-omics data integration methods can be used to unravel new signalling relationships. Here, we review the effects of plant genetics and root exudates on root microbiome recruitment, and discuss methodological advances in data integration approaches that can help us to better understand and optimise the crop-microbiome interaction for a more sustainable agriculture.

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Topics: Root microbiome (60%), Microbiome (57%)

2 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.ISCI.2021.102918
Jianfeng X Du1, Yang Li1, Saif Ur-Rehman1, Irum Mukhtar2  +8 moreInstitutions (3)
20 Aug 2021-iScience
Abstract: Soil-borne diseases cause serious economic losses in agriculture. Managing diseases with microbial preparations is an excellent approach to soil-borne disease prevention. However, microbial preparations often exhibit unstable effects, limiting their large-scale application. This review introduces and summarizes disease-suppressive soils, the relationship between carbon sources and the microbial community, and the application of human microbial preparation concepts to plant microbial preparations. We also propose an innovative synthetic microbial community assembly strategy with synergistic prebiotics to promote healthy plant growth and resistance to disease. In this review, a new approach is proposed to improve traditional microbial preparations; provide a better understanding of the relationships among carbon sources, beneficial microorganisms, and plants; and lay a theoretical foundation for developing new microbial preparations.

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1 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.TEAC.2021.E00130
Abstract: Plant stress responses are mediated by the release of chemical compounds called exudates into the rhizosphere. These chemical substances include primary and secondary plant metabolites and play an important role in the plant defense mechanism. The identification, characterization and study of these compounds can open the door to numerous applications, from greener agriculture to enhanced phytoremediation. This paper critically reviews the most relevant sampling strategies, analytical methodologies, and data-mining approaches to study root exudates.Common analytical techniques are grounded in mass spectrometry or nuclear mass spectrometry, but less common biospectroscopy techniques could offer a new perspective in plant metabolomics due to the minimal sample processing they require. Finally, after analysis, the collected raw data must then be analyzed by means of different multivariate and univariate statistical approaches to test biological-response hypotheses. All in all, the assessment of root exudates calls for the development of hyphenated analytical methodologies, as well as efforts to consolidate data-preprocessing workflows.

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1 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.3390/PLANTS10112245
21 Oct 2021-
Abstract: The metabolites profile of a plant is greatly influenced by geographical factors and the ecological environment. Various studies focused on artemisinin and its derivates for their antiparasitic and antitumoral effects. However, after the isolation and purification stage, their pharmaceutical potential is limited due to their low bioavailability, permeability and lifetime. The antibacterial activity of essential oils has been another topic of interest for many studies on this plant. Nevertheless, only a few studies investigate other metabolites in Artemisia annua. Considering that secondary metabolites act synergistically in a plant, the existence of other metabolites with antitumor and high immunomodulating activity is even more important. Novel nano-carrier systems obtained by loading herbs into magnetic nanoparticles ensures the increase in the antitumor effect, but also, overcoming the barriers related to permeability, localization. This study reported the first complete metabolic profile from wild grown Romanian Artemisia annua. A total of 103 metabolites were identified under mass spectra (MS) positive mode from 13 secondary metabolite categories: amino acids, terpenoids, steroids, coumarins, flavonoids, organic acids, fatty acids, phenolic acids, carbohydrates, glycosides, aldehydes, hydrocarbons, etc. In addition, the biological activity of each class of metabolites was discussed. We further developed a simple and inexpensive nano-carrier system with the intention to capitalize on the beneficial properties of both components. Evaluation of the nano-carrier system’s morpho-structural and magnetic properties was performed.

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Topics: Secondary metabolite (61%), Metabolite (56%), Artemisia annua (55%)


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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1038/NMETH.F.303
11 Apr 2010-Nature Methods
Abstract: Supplementary Figure 1 Overview of the analysis pipeline. Supplementary Table 1 Details of conventionally raised and conventionalized mouse samples. Supplementary Discussion Expanded discussion of QIIME analyses presented in the main text; Sequencing of 16S rRNA gene amplicons; QIIME analysis notes; Expanded Figure 1 legend; Links to raw data and processed output from the runs with and without denoising.

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24,116 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1038/NMETH.2604
01 Oct 2013-Nature Methods
Abstract: Amplified marker-gene sequences can be used to understand microbial community structure, but they suffer from a high level of sequencing and amplification artifacts. The UPARSE pipeline reports operational taxonomic unit (OTU) sequences with ≤1% incorrect bases in artificial microbial community tests, compared with >3% incorrect bases commonly reported by other methods. The improved accuracy results in far fewer OTUs, consistently closer to the expected number of species in a community.

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Topics: Metagenomics (53%)

7,953 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.7717/PEERJ.2584
Torbjørn Rognes1, Torbjørn Rognes2, Tomas Flouri3, Tomas Flouri4  +4 moreInstitutions (7)
18 Oct 2016-PeerJ
Abstract: Background: VSEARCH is an open source and free of charge multithreaded 64-bit tool for processing and preparing metagenomics, genomics and population genomics nucleotide sequence data. It is designed as an alternative to the widely used USEARCH tool (Edgar, 2010) for which the source code is not publicly available, algorithm details are only rudimentarily described, and only a memory-confined 32-bit version is freely available for academic use. Methods: When searching nucleotide sequences, VSEARCH uses a fast heuristic based on words shared by the query and target sequences in order to quickly identify similar sequences, a similar strategy is probably used in USEARCH. VSEARCH then performs optimal global sequence alignment of the query against potential target sequences, using full dynamic programming instead of the seed-and-extend heuristic used by USEARCH. Pairwise alignments are computed in parallel using vectorisation and multiple threads. Results: VSEARCH includes most commands for analysing nucleotide sequences available in USEARCH version 7 and several of those available in USEARCH version 8, including searching (exact or based on global alignment), clustering by similarity (using length pre-sorting, abundance pre-sorting or a user-defined order), chimera detection (reference-based or de novo), dereplication (full length or prefix), pairwise alignment, reverse complementation, sorting, and subsampling. VSEARCH also includes commands for FASTQ file processing, i.e., format detection, filtering, read quality statistics, and merging of paired reads. Furthermore, VSEARCH extends functionality with several new commands and improvements, including shuffling, rereplication, masking of low-complexity sequences with the well-known DUST algorithm, a choice among different similarity definitions, and FASTQ file format conversion. VSEARCH is here shown to be more accurate than USEARCH when performing searching, clustering, chimera detection and subsampling, while on a par with USEARCH for paired-ends read merging. VSEARCH is slower than USEARCH when performing clustering and chimera detection, but significantly faster when performing paired-end reads merging and dereplication. VSEARCH is available at under either the BSD 2-clause license or the GNU General Public License version 3.0. Discussion: VSEARCH has been shown to be a fast, accurate and full-fledged alternative to USEARCH. A free and open-source versatile tool for sequence analysis is now available to the metagenomics community.

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Topics: FASTQ format (53%)

3,673 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.CHOM.2014.02.005
Abstract: Summary Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), including Crohn's disease (CD), are genetically linked to host pathways that implicate an underlying role for aberrant immune responses to intestinal microbiota. However, patterns of gut microbiome dysbiosis in IBD patients are inconsistent among published studies. Using samples from multiple gastrointestinal locations collected prior to treatment in new-onset cases, we studied the microbiome in the largest pediatric CD cohort to date. An axis defined by an increased abundance in bacteria which include Enterobacteriaceae, Pasteurellacaea, Veillonellaceae, and Fusobacteriaceae, and decreased abundance in Erysipelotrichales, Bacteroidales, and Clostridiales, correlates strongly with disease status. Microbiome comparison between CD patients with and without antibiotic exposure indicates that antibiotic use amplifies the microbial dysbiosis associated with CD. Comparing the microbial signatures between the ileum, the rectum, and fecal samples indicates that at this early stage of disease, assessing the rectal mucosal-associated microbiome offers unique potential for convenient and early diagnosis of CD.

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Topics: Microbiome (65%), Dysbiosis (59%), Inflammatory bowel disease (53%) ... read more

1,923 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1126/SCIENCE.1205438
David N. Reshef1, David N. Reshef2, David N. Reshef3, Yakir A. Reshef4  +13 moreInstitutions (6)
16 Dec 2011-Science
Abstract: Identifying interesting relationships between pairs of variables in large data sets is increasingly important. Here, we present a measure of dependence for two-variable relationships: the maximal information coefficient (MIC). MIC captures a wide range of associations both functional and not, and for functional relationships provides a score that roughly equals the coefficient of determination (R2) of the data relative to the regression function. MIC belongs to a larger class of maximal information-based nonparametric exploration (MINE) statistics for identifying and classifying relationships. We apply MIC and MINE to data sets in global health, gene expression, major-league baseball, and the human gut microbiota and identify known and novel relationships.

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1,852 Citations

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