Schematic diagram of study design. Microbial members
were selected based on phyla level abundance and tax diversity from natural P.
deltoides (Pd) rhizosphere communities. These members were inoculated
together and diluted 1:10 after 48 hours for 15 passages. Samples were analyzed
by high-resolution metaproteomics to understand the community size and
structure, molecular mechanisms underpinning microbial behavior and functions,
and post-translational regulations. Created with BioRender.com