Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Review Article Volume 8 Issue 5

Advances in Soil Microbiome Research

Arvind Kumar1, Govind Gautam1, Ankit Kumar1, Mansi Nautiyal2, Amit Bhatt2, Rajat Singh2

1Student, School of Agriculture, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
2Assistant Professor, School of Agriculture, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

*Corresponding Author: Arvind Kumar, Student, School of Agriculture, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

Received: March 14, 2024; Published: April 15, 2024


An essential natural resource supporting agriculture and ecosystem health, soil is home to a variety of microbial communities that are essential to the productivity and health of ecosystems. These microbes, which include viruses, bacteria, fungus, and protozoa, are essential to the breakdown of organic matter, cycling of nutrients, and preservation of soil structure. Microbial activity has a critical role in nutrients release, infection suppression, nitrogen fixation, and soil fertility as well as ecosystem resilience. However, intensive farming, pollution, and climate change pose risks to soil microbial communities, jeopardising ecosystem processes and soil health. Evaluating soil condition and production has become increasingly dependent on the profiling, characterization, including detection of soil microbial populations—the so-called soil microbiome (SM). Considerations about soil management are aided by the understanding of the interactions, composition, and roles of the microbial community that SM analysis offers. Strategies to improve soil fertility, lower chemical inputs, and advance crop health are guided by SM analysis, which identifies beneficial microorganisms and hazardous pathogens. The integration of microbiome information with precision farming technology optimises agricultural operations, leading to increased productivity and sustainability. Ecosystem dynamics are driven by the complex biological interactions among plants, soils, and microorganisms. These interactions have an impact on nutrient cycling, soil health, and plant development. In order to promote resilience to climate change and agricultural productivity, it is crucial to comprehend these interactions in order to develop sustainable management techniques. By advancing our understanding of soil microbiomes, interdisciplinary collaborations and ongoing research will provide fresh perspectives on the functioning of soil ecosystems and environmental sustainability.

Keywords: Soil Microbiome; Beneficial Microorganisms; Bioinformatics Analysis; Microbial Interactions


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Citation: Arvind Kumar., et al. “Advances in Soil Microbiome Research". Acta Scientific Agriculture 8.5 (2024): 24-28.


Copyright: © 2024 Arvind Kumar., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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