Roots and leaves of healthy plants host taxonomically structured bacterial assemblies, and members of these communities contribute to plant growth and health. We established Arabidopsis leaf- and root-derived microbiota culture collections representing the majority of bacterial species that are reproducibly detectable by culture-independent community profiling.
Here we provide access to the library of sequenced genomes from the At-SPHERE culture collections and information about the almost 8,000 bacterial isolates from Arabidopsis leaves and roots.
If you use the data available in this website, please, include the following citation:
Bai, Y.*, Müller, D. B.*, Srinivas, G.*, Garrido-Oter, R.*, Potthoff, E., Rott, M., Dombrowski, N., Münch, P. C., Spaepen, S., Remus-Emsermann, M., Hüttel, B., McHardy, A. C., Vorholt, J. A., and Schulze-Lefert, P. Functional overlap of the Arabidopsis leaf and root microbiota. Nature, 2015.
For more information, you can find the paper