Microbiota Communities of Healthy and Bacterial Pustule Diseased Soybean


  • Da-Ran Kim, Su-Hyeon Kim, Su In Lee, Youn-Sig Kwak


biotic stress, microbial community, Streptomyces, Xanthomonas citri pv. glycines


Soybean is an important source of protein and for a wide range of agricultural, food, and industrial applications. Soybean is being affected by Xanthomonas citri pv. glycines, a causal pathogen of bacterial pustule disease, result in a reduction in yield and quality. Diverse microbial communities of plants are involved in various plant stresses is known. Therefore, we designed to investigate the microbial community differentiation depending on the infection of X. citri pv. glycines. The microbial community’s abundance, diversity, and similarity showed a difference between infected and non-infected soybean. Microbiota community analysis, excluding X. citri pv. glycines, revealed that Pseudomonas spp. would increase the population of the infected soybean. Results of DESeq analyses suggested that energy metabolism, secondary metabolite, and TCA cycle metabolism were actively diverse in the non-infected soybeans. Additionally, Streptomyces bacillaris S8, an endophyte microbiota member, was nominated as a key microbe in the healthy soybeans. Genome analysis of S. bacillaris S8 presented that salinomycin may be the critical antibacterial metabolite. Our findings on the composition of soybean microbiota communities and the key strain information will contribute to developing biological control strategies against X. citri pv. glycines.





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Da-Ran Kim, Su-Hyeon Kim, Su In Lee, Youn-Sig Kwak. (2022). Microbiota Communities of Healthy and Bacterial Pustule Diseased Soybean. The Plant Pathology Journal, 38(4), 372–382. Retrieved from https://ppj-online.org/index.php/PPJ/article/view/1091