Roads to Construct and Re-build Plant Microbiota Community


  • Da-Ran Kim1, Youn-Sig Kwak1,2


beneficial microbe, microbial engineering, microbiome, Streptomyces


Plant microbiota has influenced plant growth and physiology significantly. Plant and plant-associated microbes have flexible interactions that respond to changes in environmental conditions. These interactions can be adjusted to suit the requirements of the microbial community or the host physiology. In addition, it can be modified to suit microbiota structure or fixed by the host condition. However, no technology is realized yet to control mechanically manipulated plant microbiota structure. Here, we review step-by-step plant-associated microbial partnership from plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria to the microbiota structural modulation. Glutamic acid enriched the population of Streptomyces, a specific taxon in anthosphere microbiota community. Additionally, the population density of the microbes in the rhizosphere was also a positive response to glutamic acid treatment. Although many types of research are conducted on the structural revealing of plant microbiota, these concepts need to be further understood as to how the plant microbiota clusters are controlled or modulated at the community level. This review suggests that the intrinsic level of glutamic acid in planta is associated with the microbiota composition that the external supply of the biostimulant can modulate.




How to Cite

Da-Ran Kim1, Youn-Sig Kwak1,2. (2022). Roads to Construct and Re-build Plant Microbiota Community. Plant Pathology Journal, 38(5), 425–431. Retrieved from