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2012 to 2016

Disease suppressive soils (soils in which plant pathogens cause little or no disease due to activities of the resident microbial community) have been described worldwide for many plant species and plant pathogens. For most disease suppressive soils, however, the responsible microbial communities and the underlying mechanisms of disease suppression still remain unknown. In this project, we induced disease suppressiveness in soils against the soil-borne fungus Rhizoctonia solani. By using next generation sequencing, we aim to unravel the bacterial community composition as well as the mechanisms involved during re-biosis, i.e. the transition from a diseased to a healthy soil.

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Microbiomes

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STW

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