A group from ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research, Karnal, Haryana, India, etc. has reported about wheat microbiome under varied agricultural field conditions.
This report presents wheat microbiome analysis under six different farm practices,
timely sown (TS),
wheat after pulse crop (WAPC),
temperature-controlled phenotyping facility (TCPF),
maize-wheat cropping system (MW), and
residue burnt field (Bur).
The analysis based on phylum level revealed abundances of Proteobacteria, followed by Actinobacteria, Acidobacteria, Gemmatimonadetes, and Bacteroidetes, in all conditions, while the relative abundances varied at the genus level. The highest relative abundances of the genera Bacillus and Flavobacterium were observed in TCPF and Org, respectively, and the genus Nitrospira had the highest relative abundance in TS, MW, and WAPC.