, Volume 61, Issue 3, pp 243–256 | Cite as

Vitis vinifera microbiome: from basic research to technological development

  • Cátia Pinto
  • Ana Catarina GomesEmail author


Plants naturally harbours a complex microbial ecosystem or plant microbiome, as neutral, beneficial or pathogens microorganisms, that are in a close interaction with the plant. The balance of these interactions is a key element for plant health, plant growth and productivity although several factors as ecological and environmental factors represents important drivers of the microorganism’s community. Herein, a review on plant microbiome is presented, and the case study of Vitis vinifera (grapevine) is presented as an example of the application of the study of a woody plant microbiome. Overall, new ecologically and sustainable strategies for agriculture are needed. The exploitation of the natural microbiome associated with plants and the identification of novel potential strains with plant benefits and biocontrol potential represent a challenge and a technological development for crops protection.


Biological control agents Plant microbiome Grapevine microbiome 



This work has been funded by FCT – “Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia” under the HoliWine project (Ref FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-02741). Cátia Pinto is supported by a PhD grant from FCT with the reference FRH/BD/84197/2012.

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The authors declare no conflict of interest for this publication.

Supplementary material

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Supplementary table 1: General list of the bacterial communities associated with grapevine. General overview of the bacterial communities’ structure associated with grapevine and assessed using either independent or dependent- approach. The “X” at the independent or dependent-approach column indicates the methodology applied for the microbial community analysis, according to the mentioned study and “--“ indicates the lack of information available. *FD – Flavescence dorée. Supplementary material 1 (XLSX 12 kb)
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Supplementary table 2: General list of the fungal communities associated with grapevine. General overview of the fungal communities’ structure associated with grapevine and assessed using either independent or dependent- approach. The “X” at the independent or dependent-approach column indicates the methodology applied for the microbial community analysis, according to the mentioned study and “--“ indicates the lack of information available. *FD – Flavescence dorée.. Supplementary material 2 (XLSX 11 kb)
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Supplementary table 3: General overview of the effects of the viticulture managing practices on bacterial communities. Resume of the studies that analyse the effects of different viticulture management practices on bacterial communities. The “X” at the independent or dependent-approach column indicates the methodology applied for the microbial community analysis, according to the mentioned study and “--“ indicates the lack of information available. *IPM – Integrated Pest Management. Supplementary material 3 (XLSX 11 kb)
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Supplementary table 4: General overview of the effects of the viticulture managing practices on fungal communities. Resume of the studies that analyse the effects of different viticulture management practices on fungal communities. The “X” at the independent or dependent-approach column indicates the methodology applied for the microbial community analysis, according to the mentioned study and “--“ indicates the lack of information available. *IPM – Integrated Pest Management. Supplementary material 4 (XLSX 11 kb)


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