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VIRTUAL ISSUE No. 2: The Rhizosphere Microbiota and Plant Health

Welcome to Plant and Soil VIRTUAL ISSUES 

A new initiative in providing a service for readers of Plant and Soil

In view of the rapid development of studies on soil-plant interactions, we are pleased to announce our new feature: “Virtual Special Issues”. These Special Issues bring together a selection of papers on a specific topic that were recently published in Plant and Soil.
We proudly present the 2nd Virtual Issue of Plant and Soil:

VIRTUAL ISSUE No. 2 

The Rhizosphere Microbiota and Plant Health

It is all happening underneath our feet. The complex interactions of plant roots with their associated microbiota significantly affect the functioning of plants, especially under conditions of abiotic or biotic stress. The importance of the bacterial rhizosphere microbiota for plant growth and health has been studied for decades.
Peter A.H.M. Bakker (Section Editor)
Jesús Mercado-Blanco (Section Editor)

Biological control of pathogen communication in the rhizosphere: A novel approach applied to potato soft rot due to Pectobacterium atrosepticum 

By A. Crépin, C. Barbey, A. Cirou, M. Tannières, N. Orange, M. Feuilloley, Y. Dessaux, J.-F. Burini, D. Faure, X. Latour

Isolation and characterization of phosphate solubilizing rhizobacteria to improve plant health of tomato  

P. Hariprasad and S. R. Niranjana

Plant-driven selection of microbes  

Anton Hartmann, Michael Schmid, Diederik van Tuinen, and Gabriele Berg

Antagonistic bacteria of composted agro-industrial residues exhibit antibiosis against soil-borne fungal plant pathogens and protection of tomato plants from Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. radicis-lycopersici  

Nektarios Kavroulakis, Spyridon Ntougias, Maria I. Besi, Pelagia Katsou, Athanasia Damaskinou, Constantinos Ehaliotis, Georgios I. Zervakis, and Kalliope K. Papadopoulou

Characterization of bacterial endophytes of sweet potato plants  

Zareen Khan and Sharon L. Doty

Paenibacillus polymyxa SQR-21 systemically affects root exudates of watermelon to decrease the conidial germination of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. niveum  

Ning Ling, Qiwei Huang, Shiwei Guo, and Qirong Shen

Verticillium wilt of olive: a case study to implement an integrated strategy to control a soil-borne pathogen  

Francisco Javier López-Escudero and Jesús Mercado-Blanco

Alterations in peroxidase activity and phenylpropanoid metabolism induced by Nacobbus aberrans Thorne and Allen, 1944 in chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) CM334 resistant to Phytophthora capsici Leo.  

Noé López-Martínez, Ma. Teresa Colinas-León, Cecilia B. Peña-Valdivia, Yolanda Salinas-Moreno, Patricia Fuentes-Montiel, Magdalena Biesaga, and Emma Zavaleta-Mejía

Transcriptional profiling in cotton associated with Bacillus subtilis (UFLA285) induced biotic-stress tolerance 

Flavio H. V. Medeiros, Ricardo M. Souza, Fernanda C. L. Medeiros, Huiming Zhang, Terry Wheeler, Paxton Payton, Henrique M. Ferro and Paul W. Paré

Induction of metabolite organic compounds by mutualistic endophytic fungi to reduce the greenhouse whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood) infection on tomato  

Roy Donald Menjivar, Jose Alfonso Cabrera, Joachim Kranz, and Richard Alexander Sikora

Screening for candidate bacterial biocontrol agents against soilborne fungal plant pathogens  

Clara Pliego, Cayo Ramos, Antonio de Vicente, and Francisco M. Cazorla

The rhizosphere: a playground and battlefield for soilborne pathogens and beneficial microorganisms 

Jos M. Raaijmakers, Timothy C. Paulitz, Christian Steinberg, Claude Alabouvette, and Yvan Moënne-Loccoz

Siderophore and chitinase producing isolates from the rhizosphere of Nicotiana glauca Graham enhance growth and induce systemic resistance in Solanum lycopersicum L.  

Beatriz Ramos-Solano, Jose Antonio Lucas García, Ana Garcia-Villaraco, Elena Algar, Jorge Garcia-Cristobal, and Francisco Javier Gutierrez Mañero

Molecular tools in rhizosphere microbiology—from single-cell to whole-community analysis  

Jan Sørensen, Mette Haubjerg Nicolaisen, Eliora Ron, and Pascal Simonet

Rootstock genotype succession influences apple replant disease and root-zone microbial community composition in an orchard soil  

Angelika St. Laurent, Ian A. Merwin, Gennaro Fazio, Janice E. Thies, and Michael G. Brown

Dual benefit from a belowground symbiosis: nitrogen fixing rhizobia promote growth and defense against a specialist herbivore in a cyanogenic plant  

Sylvia Thamer, Martin Schädler, Dries Bonte, and Daniel J. Ballhorn

Protection of strawberry plants (Fragaria ananassa Duch.) against anthracnose disease induced by Azospirillum brasilense  

María L. Tortora, Juan C. Díaz-Ricci, and Raúl O. Pedraza

Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria as biofertilizers  

J. Kevin Vessey

Variation of secondary metabolite levels in maize seedling roots induced by inoculation with Azospirillum, Pseudomonas and Glomus consortium under field conditions  

Vincent Walker, Olivier Couillerot, Andreas Von Felten, Floriant Bellvert, Jan Jansa, Monika Maurhofer, René Bally, Yvan Moënne-Loccoz and Gilles Comte

A new bioorganic fertilizer can effectively control banana wilt by strong colonization with Bacillus subtilis N11  

Nan Zhang, Kai Wu, Xin He, Shu-qing Li, Zhen-hua Zhang, Biao Shen, Xing-ming Yang, Rui-fu Zhang, Qi-wei Huang, and Qi-rong Shen

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VIRTUAL ISSUE No. 3: Soil Carbon 

VIRTUAL ISSUE No. 4: Factors Affecting Methane Fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems 

VIRTUAL ISSUE No. 5: Facing Phosphorus Scarcity