Create your own conference schedule! Click here for full instructions

Abstract Detail

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.

Log in to add this item to your schedule

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

burnt sites

Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Molecular Ecology
Location: Grand Ballroom - Exhibit Hall/Mayo Civic Center
Date: Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 6:15 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PME002
Abstract ID:514
Candidate for Awards:None

Copyright © 2000-2018, Botanical Society of America. All rights reserved