Root microbiome engineering improves plant growth

25 septiembre 2015

Humans have been breeding crops until they’re bigger and more nutritious since the early days of agriculture, but genetic manipulation isn’t the only way to give plants a boost. Integrative biologists now present how it is possible to engineer the plant soil microbiome to improve plant growth. These artificially selected microbiomes, which can also be selected in animals, can then be passed on from parents to offspring.