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Metagenomics of the rhizosphere of Triticum aestivum L. obtained from wheat blast disease-suppressive soils caused by Magnaporthe grisea

Grant number: 13/08144-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2013
Effective date (End): November 27, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Microbiology - Applied Microbiology
Principal researcher:Itamar Soares de Melo
Grantee:Vanessa Nessner Kavamura Noguchi
Home Institution: Embrapa Meio-Ambiente. Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA). Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (Brasil). Jaguariúna , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/16041-0 - Effects of wheat root exudates on the rhizosphere microbiome and its correlation with crop yields, BE.EP.PD


The culture of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is the second largest in the world and Brazil ranks the second in production in South America. However, this grain is attacked by several pathogens that compromise the yield. One of these pathogens is Magnaporthe grisea, a well known fungus that infects rice, causing rice blast, identified in wheat cultivation a few decades ago. It is worrying researchers and farmers because it mainly infects the aerial parts and might cause grain losses, however, it has been recently discovered that this fungus has the ability to infect the roots and spread to the rest of the tissues due to the similar structures of the soil fungus Gaeumannomyces graminis-tritici, the causal agent of take-all disease. Thus, with this project, we intend to access the microbial community associated with the roots of T. aestivum grown in soils suppressive to wheat blast caused by Magnaporthe grisea to identify groups of microorganisms which may be responsible for the suppressiveness.

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Scientific publications (5)
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ROSSMANN, MAIKE; PEREZ-JARAMILLO, JUAN E.; KAVAMURA, VANESSA N.; CHIARAMONTE, JOSIANE B.; DUMACK, KENNETH; FIORE-DONNO, ANNA MARIA; MENDES, LUCAS W.; FERREIRA, MARCIA M. C.; BONKOWSKI, MICHAEL; RAAIJMAKERS, JOS M.; MAUCHLINE, TIM H.; MENDES, RODRIGO. Multitrophic interactions in the rhizosphere microbiome of wheat: from bacteria and fungi to protists. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY ECOLOGY, v. 96, n. 4 APR 2020. Web of Science Citations: 11.
KAVAMURA, VANESSA N.; ROBINSON, REBEKAH J.; HUGHES, DAVID; CLARK, IAN; ROSSMANN, MAIKE; DE MELO, ITAMAR SOARES; HIRSCH, PENNY R.; MENDES, RODRIGO; MAUCHLINE, TIM H. Wheat dwarfing influences selection of the rhizosphere microbiome. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 10, n. 1 JAN 29 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
KAVAMURA, VANESSA NESSNER; TAKETANI, RODRIGO GOUVEA; FERREIRA, CLEDERSON; DE MELO, ITAMAR SOARES; MENDES, RODRIGO. The role of species turnover in structuring bacterial communities in a local scale in the cactus rhizosphere. PLANT AND SOIL, v. 425, n. 1-2, p. 101-112, APR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
KAVAMURA, VANESSA NESSNER; SANTOS, SUIKINAI NOBRE; TAKETANI, RODRIGO GOUVEA; FIGUEIREDO VASCONCELLOS, RAFAEL LEANDRO; MELO, ITAMAR SOARES. Draft Genome Sequence of Plant Growth-Promoting Drought-Tolerant Bacillus sp. Strain CMAA 1363 Isolated from the Brazilian Caatinga Biome. MICROBIOLOGY RESOURCE ANNOUNCEMENTS, v. 5, n. 5 FEB 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SOUZA, DANILO T.; GENUARIO, DIEGO B.; SILVA, FABIO SERGIO P.; PANSA, CAMILA C.; KAVAMURA, VANESSA N.; MORAES, FERNANDO C.; TAKETANI, RODRIGO G.; MELO, ITAMAR S. Analysis of bacterial composition in marine sponges reveals the influence of host phylogeny and environment. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY ECOLOGY, v. 93, n. 1 JAN 2016. Web of Science Citations: 4.

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