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Nutrient exchange in root-fungus interactions

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2013 - 2018

The supply of plants with mineral nutrients is the basis of their growth. Many plants accomplish this supply in partnership with fungal endophytes which in return receive carbohydrates. On the one hand, we analyze the regulation of the fungal uptake of minerals from substrates and the hyphal transport towards the plant. For this purpose, microbiological, physiological and molecular biological methods will be applied to the model fungi Rhizophagus irregularis (forming arbuscular mycorrhiza) and Piriformospora indica (does not from a classical mycorrhiza). On the other hand, gas exchange measurements combined with analyses of metabolites will contribute to our understanding of carbon fluxes from photosynthesis over distribution inside the plant up to the fungal metabolism.

Cooperation Partners

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Free University Berlin
Berlin
Germany
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest
Hungary
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPIMP)
Golm
Germany
Humboldt University Berlin
Berlin
Germany
INOQ GmbH
Schnega
Germany
University of Burgundy
Dijon
France
 
 

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