Microbial Aspects of Plant Invasion: An Analysis of Soil Microbial Communities Associated with the Invasive Plant - Schinus terebinthifolius Brazilian Pepper Tree Across South-Eastern Florida.Report as inadecuate


 Microbial Aspects of Plant Invasion: An Analysis of Soil Microbial Communities Associated with the Invasive Plant - Schinus terebinthifolius Brazilian Pepper Tree Across South-Eastern Florida.


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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Date Created: Summer 2016

Date Issued: 2016

Publisher: Florida Atlantic University

Physical Form: pdf

Extent: 45 p.

Language(s): English

Abstract/Description: The Brazilian pepper tree (BP, Schinus terebinthifolius), introduced to the United Statesin the 1800s, has since become a category one invasive plant in Florida, aggressivelyspreading to 3000 km2 of prime habitat. There is a serious dearth of knowledge onwhether the rhizobiome plays any roles in the displacement of native flora and the rangeexpansion of BP. This thesis discusses the well-established plant invasion mechanisms ofthe BP and highlights key emerging mechanisms and gaps in (a) the currentunderstanding of the molecular, below-ground processes of BP invasion and (b) studieson the potential role of microbial interactions in the success of BP invasion alreadyestablished for other select invasive species, and the intervention of soil metagenomicstudies to elucidate plant invasive mechanisms. These poorly studied mechanisms could further explain the aggressive spread and resilience of BP and contribute significantly tothe development of effective and sustainable control measures, enabling appropriatestrategies for restoring native plants.

Identifier: FA00004697 (IID)

Note(s): Includes bibliography.Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2016.

Held by: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library

Sublocation: Boca Raton, Fla.

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00004697

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Owner Institution: FAU



Author: Dawkins, Karim , author Esiobu, Nwadiuto Dr., Thesis advisor Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, Degree grantor

Source: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A33666



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