The plant compartments of the grapevine provide unique niches that drive specifc microbiome associations. The majority of phyllosphere endophytes originate from the soil and migrate up to the aerial compartments through the root endosphere.
This study investigates how fungal communities differ in various habitats inside and outside of grapevine roots.
The composition of fungal communities was examined using high-throughput amplicon sequencing and Droplet Digital PCR (ddCPR) technology was used to measure changes of fungal pathogens.
Results provide information on how a grapevine shapes its microbiome and the implications for vineyard management and productivity.
The paper reproduced in this video-seminar was presented at the International Congress on Grapevine and Wine Sciences - ICGWS (Logroño, Spain, November 7-9, 2018) organized by ICVV.
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