Microp- Impact of plant domestication on microbiome assembly and functioning

Project 2020–2029
Schimmels

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Department
Microbial Ecology
Research group
Raaijmakers Group
Funding
NWO-Zwaartekracht

Plants recruit and nurture billions of microbes on their roots. In return, the root microbiome supports the plant by improving the uptake of nutrients, enhancing tolerance to environmental stress and providing protection against pests and diseases. MiCRop will unlock how plants under stress recruit these beneficial root microbes. We will harness the yet unknown plant and microbial traits that facilitate this interaction, and translate their potential for the development of next generation, stress-resilient crops that require less fertilisers and pesticides.

For more detailed information, please visit the Microp website: www.microp.org

 

Details

Department
Microbial Ecology
Research group
Raaijmakers Group
Funding
NWO-Zwaartekracht

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