Optimize the plant microbiota to increase plant growth and health

The “Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique Biotechnologies Vertes” (GIS BV) organized on November 13th, 2018 in Paris, a scientific workshop on “Metagenomics for agro-ecosystems management and plant breeding”. Thirty-four scientists, including eight from the private sector attended the workshop. General discussion was organized around the presentations related to plant, seeds and soil microbiota, and data treatment to reconstruct interaction networks. This article gathers the current French research strengths, relative to the international context and highlights the research priorities between the public and the private sectors, using plant genetics and plant-microbiota interactions for the benefit of future agricultures.