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Structure function relationships of the phyllosphere microbiota

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Project "PhyMo" data sheet

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address: Raemistrasse 101
postcode: 8092

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 Coordinator Country Switzerland [CH]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙499˙980 €
 EC max contribution 2˙499˙980 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-01   to  2020-08-31


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 Project objective

Understanding processes in microbial communities is a crucial task given the impact of microbial communities on environmental systems, including plants and animals. There is a rapidly increasing number of microbial communities whose collective genomes have been determined; however, it is important to uncover their collective function and to understand how community properties emerge from the properties of individual microbial types and their interactions. One habitat that has been gaining growing interest is the phyllosphere, or the aerial parts of plants, which carry out the majority of terrestrial carbon dioxide fixation. There is a urgent need to better understand the microorganisms living in the phyllosphere and an increasing awareness of the importance of indigenous microbiota and their role in microbe-microbe and host-microbe interactions for both plant growth and protection. This project aims to uncover the molecular basis shaping microbial communities in the phyllosphere in order to improve our functional understanding of microbial interaction in the context of the plant host and to unravel the principles of the formation of community pattern and function in situ. To reach these objectives, a reductionist approach will be used to generate and test new hypotheses regarding microbial interactions in phyllosphere communities. Synthetic, tractable microbial communities will be formulated and analyzed under gnotobiotic conditions. In situ community approaches will be developed and applied, while community genetics and experimental evolution will provide complementary perspectives on the community structure and function. These approaches will be mirrored by manipulating interactions on the host side through the use of plant mutants and ecotypes. Taken together, using multifaceted perspectives on microbial interactions in situ will allow unprecedented insights into the biology of bacteria living in the phyllosphere and their individual and collective function.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2015 Yang Bai, Daniel B. Müller, Girish Srinivas, Ruben Garrido-Oter, Eva Potthoff, Matthias Rott, Nina Dombrowski, Philipp C. Münch, Stijn Spaepen, Mitja Remus-Emsermann, Bruno Hüttel, Alice C. McHardy, Julia A. Vorholt, Paul Schulze-Lefert
Functional overlap of the Arabidopsis leaf and root microbiota
published pages: 364-369, ISSN: 0028-0836, DOI: 10.1038/nature16192
Nature 528/7582 2020-04-09
2017 Alexander Sczyrba, Peter Hofmann, Peter Belmann, David Koslicki, Stefan Janssen, Johannes Dröge, Ivan Gregor, Stephan Majda, Jessika Fiedler, Eik Dahms, Andreas Bremges, Adrian Fritz, Ruben Garrido-Oter, Tue Sparholt Jørgensen, Nicole Shapiro, Philip D Blood, Alexey Gurevich, Yang Bai, Dmitrij Turaev, Matthew Z DeMaere, Rayan Chikhi, Niranjan Nagarajan, Christopher Quince, Fernando Meyer, Monika
Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation—a benchmark of metagenomics software
published pages: 1063-1071, ISSN: 1548-7091, DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.4458
Nature Methods 14/11 2020-04-09
2016 Daniel B. Müller, Olga T. Schubert, Hannes Röst, Ruedi Aebersold, Julia A. Vorholt
Systems-level Proteomics of Two Ubiquitous Leaf Commensals Reveals Complementary Adaptive Traits for Phyllosphere Colonization
published pages: 3256-3269, ISSN: 1535-9476, DOI: 10.1074/mcp.M116.058164
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics 15/10 2020-04-09
2016 Daniel B. Müller, Christine Vogel, Yang Bai, Julia A. Vorholt
The Plant Microbiota: Systems-Level Insights and Perspectives
published pages: 211-234, ISSN: 0066-4197, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-genet-120215-034952
Annual Review of Genetics 50/1 2020-04-09
2017 Julia A. Vorholt, Christine Vogel, Charlotte I. Carlström, Daniel B. Müller
Establishing Causality: Opportunities of Synthetic Communities for Plant Microbiome Research
published pages: 142-155, ISSN: 1931-3128, DOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2017.07.004
Cell Host & Microbe 22/2 2020-04-09
2018 Asaf Levy, Isai Salas Gonzalez, Maximilian Mittelviefhaus, Scott Clingenpeel, Sur Herrera Paredes, Jiamin Miao, Kunru Wang, Giulia Devescovi, Kyra Stillman, Freddy Monteiro, Bryan Rangel Alvarez, Derek S. Lundberg, Tse-Yuan Lu, Sarah Lebeis, Zhao Jin, Meredith McDonald, Andrew P. Klein, Meghan E. Feltcher, Tijana Glavina Rio, Sarah R. Grant, Sharon L. Doty, Ruth E. Ley, Bingyu Zhao, Vittorio Ventu
Genomic features of bacterial adaptation to plants
published pages: 138-150, ISSN: 1061-4036, DOI: 10.1038/s41588-017-0012-9
Nature Genetics 50/1 2020-04-09
2016 Christine Vogel, Natacha Bodenhausen, Wilhelm Gruissem, Julia A. Vorholt
The Arabidopsis leaf transcriptome reveals distinct but also overlapping responses to colonization by phyllosphere commensals and pathogen infection with impact on plant health
published pages: 192-207, ISSN: 0028-646X, DOI: 10.1111/nph.14036
New Phytologist 212/1 2020-04-09

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