Microbial contributions for rice production: From conventional crop management to the use of `Omics' technologies

Doni, Febri and Suhaimi, Nurul Shamsinah Mohd and Mispan, Muhamad Shakirin and Fathurrahman, F. and Marzuki, Betty Mayawatie and Kusmoro, Joko and Uphoff, Norman (2022) Microbial contributions for rice production: From conventional crop management to the use of `Omics' technologies. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23 (2). ISSN 1661-6596, DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms23020737.

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Rice, the main staple food for about half of the world's population, has had the growth of its production stagnate in the last two decades. One of the ways to further improve rice production is to enhance the associations between rice plants and the microbiome that exists around, on, and inside the plant. This article reviews recent developments in understanding how microorganisms exert positive influences on plant growth, production, and health, focusing particularly on rice. A variety of microbial species and taxa reside in the rhizosphere and the phyllosphere of plants and also have multiple roles as symbiotic endophytes while living within plant tissues and even cells. They alter the morphology of host plants, enhance their growth, health, and yield, and reduce their vulnerability to biotic and abiotic stresses. The findings of both agronomic and molecular analysis show ways in which microorganisms regulate the growth, physiological traits, and molecular signaling within rice plants. However, many significant scientific questions remain to be resolved. Advancements in high-throughput multi-omics technologies can be used to elucidate mechanisms involved in microbial-rice plant associations. Prospectively, the use of microbial inoculants and associated approaches offers some new, cost-effective, and more eco-friendly practices for increasing rice production.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rice;Microbiome;Plant-microbe interactions;Symbiosis; Sustainable agriculture
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2022 04:42
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2022 04:42
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/33540

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