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Kecskemeti, E.; Berkelmann-L&ouml;hnertz, B. &amp; Reineke, A. (2016): <b>Are epiphytic microbial communities in the carposphere of ripening grape clusters (Vitis vinifera L.) different between conventional, organic, and biodynamic grapes?</b>. <i>PLoS ONE</i> <b>11</b>(8), e0160852<br>DOI: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.

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Title: Are epiphytic microbial communities in the carposphere of ripening grape clusters (Vitis vinifera L.) different between conventional, organic, and biodynamic grapes?
F2Fdw ID: 60
Publication Date: 2016-08-06
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Individual: Kecskemeti, Elizabeth
Individual: Berkelmann-Löhnertz, Beate
Individual: Reineke, Annette
Using barcoded pyrosequencing fungaland bacterial communities associated with grape berry clusters (Vitis viniferaL.) obtained from conventional, organic and biodynamic vine yard plots were investigated in two subsequent years at different stages during berry ripening. The four mosta bundant operational taxonomic units (OTUs) based on fungal ITS data were Botrytis cinerea, Cladosporium spp., Aureobasidium pullulans and Alternaria alternata which represented 57% and 47% of the total reads in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Members of the genera Sphingomonas, Gluconobacter, Pseudomonas, Erwinia, and Massilia constituted 67% of the total number of bacterial 16S DNA reads in 2010 samples and 78% in 2011 samples. Viticultural management system had no significant effect on abundance of fungi or bacteria in both years and at all three sampling dates. Exceptions were A.alternata and Pseudomonas spp. which were more abundant in the carposphere of conventional compared to biodynamic berries, as well as Sphingomonas spp. which was significantly less abundant on conventional compared to organic berries at an early ripening stage in 2011. In general,there were no significant differences in fungal and bacterial diversity indices or richness evident between management systems. No distinct fungal or bacterial communities were associated with the different maturation stages or management systems, respectively. An exception was the last stage of berry maturation in 2011, where the Simpson diversity index was significantly higher for fungal communities on biodynamiccompared to conventional grapes.Our study highlights the existence of complex and dynamic microbial communities in the grape cluster carposphere including both phytopathogenic and potentially antagonistic microorganisms that can have a significant impact on grape production. Such knowledge is particularly relevant for development, selection and application of effective control measures against economically important pathogens present in the grape carposphere.
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Journal: PLoS ONE
Volume: 11
Issue: 8
Page Range: e0160852
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Individual: Yuan, Naiming
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