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Metagenomic investigation of the microbiomes of plants adapted to phosphorus nutritional limitation

Grant number: 18/04240-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2018
Effective date (End): June 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Molecular Genetics and Genetics of Microorganisms
Principal Investigator:Marcelo Falsarella Carazzolle
Grantee:Antônio Pedro de Castello Branco da Rocha Camargo
Home Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for plant development, thus it is intensely consumed by modern farming systems. In order to reduce dependence on phosphate fertilizers, an emerging strategy is utilization of inocula containing microorganisms capable of increasing phosphorus uptake by plants. Hence, plant microbiomes that colonize phosphorus-depleted soils represent a natural reservoir of microorganisms with biotechnological potential. In this context, we propose the bioinformatic investigation of the metagenomes of microbial communities associated with two plant species capable of growth in the phosphorus-impoverished soils of the Brazilian campos rupestres. Throughout the development of this project, genomic and transcriptomic sequencing data obtained from these communities will be analyzed with the goal of unveiling their taxonomic compositions and molecular mechanisms. With this knowledge, we hope to better understand the role of microbiomes in plant nutrition under phosphorus limitation and contribute to the development of new agricultural technologies. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
CAMARGO, ANTONIO PEDRO; CORREA DE SOUZA, RAFAEL SOARES; COSTA, PATRICIA DE BRITTO; GERHARDT, ISABEL RODRIGUES; DANTE, RICARDO AUGUSTO; TEODORO, GRAZIELLE SALES; ABRAHAO, ANNA; LAMBERS, HANS; CARAZZOLLE, MARCELO FALSARELLA; HUNTEMANN, MARCEL; CLUM, ALICIA; FOSTER, BRIAN; FOSTER, BRYCE; ROUX, SIMON; PALANIAPPAN, KRISHNAVENI; VARGHESE, NEHA; MUKHERJEE, SUPRATIM; REDDY, T. B. K.; DAUM, CHRIS; COPELAND, ALEX; CHEN, I. -MIN A.; IVANOVA, NATALIA N.; KYRPIDES, NIKOS C.; PENNACCHIO, CHRISTA; ELOE-FADROSH, EMILEY A.; ARRUDA, PAULO; OLIVEIRA, RAFAEL SILVA. Microbiomes of Velloziaceae from phosphorus-impoverished soils of the campos rupestres, a biodiversity hotspot. SCIENTIFIC DATA, v. 6, JUL 31 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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