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dc.contributor.authorAtamna-Ismaeel, Nof  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorFinkel, Omri M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorGlaser, Fabian  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorSharon, Itai  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Ron  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorPost, Anton F.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorSpudich, John L.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorvon Mering, Christian  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorVorholt, Julia A.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorIluz, David  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBeja, Oded  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBelkin, Shimshon  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-08T15:42:10Z
dc.date.available2011-09-08T15:42:10Z
dc.date.issued2011-06-14
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/4799
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © The Author(s), 2011. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of John Wiley & Sons for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Environmental Microbiology 14 (2012): 140-146, doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02554.x.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe above-ground surfaces of terrestrial plants, the phyllosphere, comprise the main interface between the terrestrial biosphere and solar radiation. It is estimated to host up to 1026 microbial cells that may intercept part of the photon flux impinging on the leaves. Based on 454- pyrosequencing generated metagenome data, we report on the existence of diverse microbial rhodopsins in five distinct phyllospheres from tamarisk (Tamarix nilotica), soybean (Glycine max), Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana), clover (Trifolium repens) and rice (Oryza sativa). Our findings, for the first time describing microbial rhodopsins from non-aquatic habitats, point toward the potential coexistence of microbial rhodopsin-based phototrophy and plant chlorophyll-based photosynthesis, with the different pigments absorbing non-overlapping fractions of the light spectrum.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported in part by a grant from Bridging the Rift Foundation (O.B. & S.B.), Israel Science Foundation grant 1203/06 (O.B.), the Gruss-Lipper Family Foundation at MBL (O.M.F., S.B. & A.F.P.), a US-Israel Binational Science Foundation grant 2006324 (S.B.), and DOE National Institutes of Health Grant R37GM27750, Department of Energy Grant DE-FG02-07ER15867, and endowed chair AU-0009 from the Robert A. Welch Foundation (J.L.S.).en_US
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dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02554.x
dc.titleMicrobial rhodopsins on leaf surfaces of terrestrial plantsen_US
dc.typePreprinten_US


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