Thanks to the research work of other colleagues we can enjoy interesting articles such as this one on the microbiome of the seed, the great forgotten one.
The role it plays in the transmission and maintenance of the microbiome is vital. This article highlights the importance of its research as little is known about it. It classifies microbial inheritance into three stages: from plant to seed, seed dormancy and seed to seedling.
By studying what happens in each of these stages, we can learn more about this transmission and how it affects plant development. Since seeds have been the last plant organ to be studied, it is likely that they still harbour microorganisms that are unknown or offer novel functions for application in agriculture and other fields.
Ahmed Abdelfattah, Ayco J.M. Tack , Carolina Lobato, Birgit Wassermann, and Gabriele Berg. 2023. From seed to seed: the role of microbial inheritance in the assembly of the plant microbiome. Tredns in Micobiology. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36481186/