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dc.contributor.authorManfredini, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorMalusà, Eligio
dc.contributor.authorCosta, Corrado
dc.contributor.authorPallottino, Federico
dc.contributor.authorMocali, Stefano
dc.contributor.authorPinzari, Flavia
dc.contributor.authorCanfora, Loredana
dc.description.abstract<jats:p>Microorganisms promised to lead the bio-based revolution for a more sustainable agriculture. Beneficial microorganisms could be a valid alternative to the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. However, the increasing use of microbial inoculants is also raising several questions about their efficacy and their effects on the autochthonous soil microorganisms. There are two major issues on the application of bioinoculants to soil: (i) their detection in soil, and the analysis of their persistence and fate; (ii) the monitoring of the impact of the introduced bioinoculant on native soil microbial communities. This review explores the strategies and methods that can be applied to the detection of microbial inoculants and to soil monitoring. The discussion includes a comprehensive critical assessment of the available tools, based on morpho-phenological, molecular, and microscopic analyses. The prospects for future development of protocols for regulatory or commercial purposes are also discussed, underlining the need for a multi-method (polyphasic) approach to ensure the necessary level of discrimination required to track and monitor bioinoculants in soil.</jats:p>
dc.publisherFrontiers Media SA
dc.titleCurrent Methods, Common Practices, and Perspectives in Tracking and Monitoring Bioinoculants in Soil
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.journalFrontiers in Microbiology
elements.import.authorManfredini, Andrea
elements.import.authorMalusà, Eligio
elements.import.authorCosta, Corrado
elements.import.authorPallottino, Federico
elements.import.authorMocali, Stefano
elements.import.authorPinzari, Flavia
elements.import.authorCanfora, Loredana
dc.description.nhmCopyright © 2021 Manfredini, Malusà, Costa, Pallottino, Mocali, Pinzari and Canfora. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms. The NHM-affiliated author Flavia Pinzari was funded by the H2020-MSCA-IF-EF-SE project “AlienInSoil”. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 892048”
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