Carper et al. Microorganisms

The Promises, Challenges, and Opportunities of Omics for Studying the Plant Holobiont

Dana L. Carper, Manasa R. Appidi, Sameer Mudbhari, Him K. Shrestha, Robert L. Hettich, and Paul Abraham
12 October 2022, Microorganisms; https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms10102013

Abstract

Microorganisms are critical drivers of biological processes that contribute significantly to plant sustainability and productivity. In recent years, emerging research on plant holobiont theory and microbial invasion ecology has radically transformed how we study plant–microbe interactions. Over the last few years, we have witnessed an accelerating pace of advancements and breadth of questions answered using omic technologies. Herein, we discuss how current state-of-the-art genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics techniques reliably transcend the task of studying plant–microbe interactions while acknowledging existing limitations impeding our understanding of plant holobionts.

Citation

Carper, D. L., Appidi, M. R., Mudbhari, S., Shrestha, H. K., Hettich, R. L., & Abraham, P. E. (2022). The Promises, Challenges, and Opportunities of Omics for Studying the Plant Holobiont. Microorganisms, 10(10), 2013. DOI:10.3390/microorganisms10102013.