Sabdar Rahaman

Department of Botany, Bangabasi Evening College, Kolkata-700009 (India) E-mail address:


The quest for decoding the diversity of the microbiota prevalent in the rhizosphere of water fern is very paramount for the purpose of identifying bacteria that could provide us valuable insights into the quality of microbial assemblage available in this particular niche and endorse function such as quorum sensing, regulation of microbial gene expression, symbiosis and virulence. Present study is to analyse the rhizospheric microbiome of the edible water fern Marsilea minuta Linn. from Indian Sunderbans. Soil samples were collected using standard protocols and 16S rRNA gene V3-V4 region amplicon sequencing was performed using Illumina Hiseq to decipher the microbial communities prevalent in the fern rhizosphere. A total of 6,55,308 quality checked reads were assembled into 2,09,562 contigs.The most enrichedphyla’s are Proteobacteria, Actinobacteria, Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes, Cyanobacteria.

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