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Comparison of Endophytic Microbial Community in Kiwifruit Plant Cultivars
Plant Pathol. J. 2018;34:341-346
Published online August 1, 2018
© 2018 The Korean Society of Plant Pathology.

Gyeongjun Cho1, Min-jung Kim2, Youngho Kwon3, and Youn-Sig Kwak1,2*

1Division of Applied Life Science (BK21Plus), Institute of Agriculture & Life Science, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 52828, Korea
2Department of Plant Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 52828, Korea
3Department of Southern Area Crop Science, Paddy Crop Research division, RDA, Miryang 50424, Korea
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Received December 31, 2017; Revised March 28, 2018; Accepted March 28, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The microbiome makes a significant contribution to plant health and endophytes may generate positive effects for the host. However, there is a limited knowledge available concerning the kiwifruit endophyte. Therefore, we discuss endophyte microbiome community structures among the kiwifruit cultivars. Total reads numbered 17620 in cv. Hayward, 11515 in cv. Haegeum and 13613 in cv. Jecygold. The number of OTUs was follows: 112 in cv. Hageum; and 87 in cvs. Hayward and Jecygold. Most of the identified OTUs were phylum Proteobacteria and it emerged that Actinobacteria, Firmicute and Bacteroidetes were mainly present. While the largest difference in Proteobacteria content is between cv. Haegeum and cv. Jecygold, they shared more OTUs than cv. Hayward. As well, this study revealed the presence of remarkably dominated OTU of Pseudomonas spp. in kiwifruit sap regardless of cultivars. To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first tone to investigate the kiwifruit endophyte-microbiome community.
Keywords : endophyte, kiwifruit saps, microbiome

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