This Week in PLOS

Root microbial community profiles can come to the aid of drought sensitive plants grown under desert farming conditions, according to a team from Italy, Tunisia, and Egypt reporting in PLOS One. The researchers used 16S ribosomal RNA sequencing to tease apart the structure of root-associated microbiomes in Capsicum annuum, a drought sensitive pepper plant.

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