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Journal of Integrative Agriculture  2023, Vol. 22 Issue (2): 585-597    DOI: 10.1016/j.jia.2022.08.010
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Different genotypes regulate the microbial community structure in the soybean rhizosphere
QU Zheng1, 2, LI Yue-han1, 2, XU Wei-hui1, 2, CHEN Wen-jing1, 2, HU Yun-long1, 2, WANG Zhi-gang1, 2 

1 School of Life Science and Agriculture Forestry, Qiqihar University, Qiqihar 161006, P.R.China

2 Heilongjiang Provincial Technology Innovation Center of Agromicrobial Preparation Industrialization, Qiqihar 161006, P.R.China

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The soybean rhizosphere has a specific microbial community, but the differences in microbial community structure between different soybean genotypes have not been explained.  The present study analyzed the structure of the rhizosphere microbial community in three soybean genotypes.  Differences in rhizosphere microbial communities between different soybean genotypes were verified using diversity testing and community composition, and each genotype had a specific rhizosphere microbial community composition.  Co-occurrence network analysis found that different genotype plant hosts had different rhizosphere microbial networks.  The relationship between rhizobia and rhizosphere microorganisms in the network also exhibited significant differences between different genotype plant hosts.  The ecological function prediction found that different genotypes of soybean recruited the specific rhizosphere microbial community.  These results demonstrated that soybean genotype regulated rhizosphere microbial community structure differences.  The study provides a reference and theoretical support for developing soybean microbial inoculum in the future.

Keywords:  soybean       rhizosphere       genotype       microbial community       host plants  
Received: 09 December 2021   Accepted: 18 February 2022

This research was funded by the Key Research and Development Projects of Heilongjiang Province, China (GA21B007 and GZ20210014) and the Basic Research Fees of Universities in Heilongjiang Province, China (135409103).

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QU Zheng, LI Yue-han, XU Wei-hui, CHEN Wen-jing, HU Yun-long, WANG Zhi-gang. 2023. Different genotypes regulate the microbial community structure in the soybean rhizosphere. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 22(2): 585-597.

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