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Molecular Ecology

KUMAR, SACHIN [1], SINGH, VIBHUTI [2], UNIYAL, Prem Lal [1].

Metagenomics of rhizobacterial community associated with the bryophyte, Funaria hygrometrica – A pioneer of burnt sites.

Anthropogenic activities and natural disasters have enhanced the creation of degraded sites. Pioneer plant species such as bryophytes play an important role in plant succession on barren areas, especially burnt sites. One of the major players that positively influence plant growth are the microbes especially, plant growth promoting rhizobacteria which might also help in establishment of pioneers species. The current study focuses on understanding the rhizobacterial community associated with Funaria hygrometrica from forest fire sites, using metagenomics approach. Rhizospheric soil samples collected from normal and burnt sites due to forest fire in Nainital (Uttarakhand, India) were used for analysis. DNA was isolated and subjected to next generation sequencing, targeting V3 region of bacterial 16S rRNA gene. Order Anaerolineales was found dominant on burnt sites with Funaria. The information derived from the study would be useful in reclamation of degraded lands.


1 - University of Delhi, Botany, North Campus, Delhi, Delhi, 110007, India
2 - University of Kansas, Haworth hall, 1200 sunnyside, Room no. 8009, Lawrence, Kansas, 66045, United States

Keywords:
Rhizobacteria
Funaria
burnt sites
Metagenomics.

Presentation Type: Poster
Number: PME002
Abstract ID:514
Candidate for Awards:None


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