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The unexplored bacterial lifestyle on leaf surface

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Moitinho, Marta A. [1, 2] ; Souza, Danilo T. [3, 4] ; Chiaramonte, Josiane B. [1, 2] ; Bononi, Laura [1, 2] ; Melo, Itamar S. [1] ; Taketani, Rodrigo G. [2, 5]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Brazilian Agr Res Corp, EMBRAPA Environm, Lab Environm Microbiol, SP 340, Km 127-5, Jaguariuna 13820000, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Coll Agr Luiz de Queiroz, Av Padua Dias 11, Piracicaba 13418900, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Lab Mass Spectrometry Appl Nat Prod Chem, Av Bandeirantes 3900, Ribeirao Preto 14040901, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Chem, Fac Philosophy Sci & Letters Ribeirao Preto, Av Bandeirantes 3900, Ribeirao Preto 14040901, SP - Brazil
[5] MCTIC Minist Sci Technol Innovat & Commun, Ctr Mineral Technol, CETEM, Av Pedro Calmon 900, Rio De Janeiro 21941908, RJ - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Review article
Source: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology; v. 51, n. 3 MAY 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Social interactions impact microbial communities and these relationships are mediated by small molecules. The chemical ecology of bacteria on the phylloplane environment is still little explored. The harsh environmental conditions found on leaf surface require high metabolic performances of the bacteria in order to survive. That is interesting both for scientific fields of prospecting natural molecules and for the ecological studies. Important queries about the bacterial lifestyle on leaf surface remain not fully comprehended. Does the hostility of the environment increase the populations' cellular altruism by the production of molecules, which can benefit the whole community? Or does the reverse occur and the production of molecules related to competition between species is increased? Does the phylogenetic distance between the bacterial populations influence the chemical profile during social interactions? Do phylogenetically related bacteria tend to cooperate more than the distant ones? The phylloplane contains high levels of yet uncultivated microorganisms, and understanding the molecular basis of the social networks on this habitat is crucial to gain new insights on the ecology of the mysterious community members due to interspecies molecular dependence. Here, we review and discuss what is known about bacterial social interactions and their chemical lifestyle on leaf surface. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/23470-2 - Metagenomics and Metatranscriptomics of the Microbial Community involved in the Transformation of Organic Carbon in Mangrove Sediments of the São Paulo State
Grantee:Rodrigo Gouvêa Taketani
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Young Researchers
FAPESP's process: 17/21229-7 - Ribosome engineering as a strategy to modulate the production of bioactive compounds in Streptomyces
Grantee:Danilo Tosta Souza
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/03158-4 - Metagenomics and metatranscriptomics of the microbial community involved in the transformation of organic carbon in mangrove sediments of the São Paulo State
Grantee:Rodrigo Gouvêa Taketani
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants