Archana Chauhan, Abby Smartt, Jun Wang, Sagar Utturkar, Ashley Frank, Meng Bi, Jiang Liu, Daniel Williams, Tingting Xu, Melanie Eldridge, Andres Arreaze, Alexandra Rogers, Hector Castro Gonzalez, Alice C. Layton, Holly L. Baxter, Mitra Mazarei, Jennifer M. DeBruyn, C. Neal Stewart Jr., Steven D. Brown, Loren J. Hauser, Gary S. Sayler
The benefits of using transgenic switchgrass with decreased levels of caffeic acid 3-O-methyltransferase (COMT) as biomass feedstock have been clearly demonstrated. However, its effect on the soil microbial community has not been assessed. Here we report metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses of root-associated soil from COMT switchgrass compared with nontransgenic counterparts.
Chauhan A, Smartt A, Wang J, Utturkar S, Frank A, Bi M, Liu J, Williams D, Xu T, Eldridge M, Arreaza A, Rogers A, Gonzalez HC, Layton AC, Baxter HL, Mazarei M, DeBruyn JM, Stewart CN, Jr., Brown SD, Hauser LJ, Sayler GS. 2014. Integrated metagenomics and metatranscriptomics analyses of root-associated soil from transgenic switchgrass. Genome Announcements 2:doi 10.1128/genomeA.00777-14.