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Mycorrhiza-induced resistance

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2013 - 2018

The development of a healthy root system, which is not damaged by the influence of pathogens, is a prerequisite for a sufficient uptake of mineral nutrients and water. Soil-borne pathogens are difficult to confine and little is known about their interaction with plants. However, it could be shown that root colonized by mycorrhizal fungi are more resistant against such pathogens. Experimental systems for analyzing trifold interactions between plants, pathogens and mutualistic root endophytes will be further optimized. Plant genes will be identified, which are specifically expressed when roots are protected by root endophytes. These candidate genes will be functionally characterized.

Cooperation Partners

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Free University Berlin
Berlin
Germany
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest
Hungary
École Normale Supérieure
Lyon
France
INOQ GmbH
Schnega
Germany
University of Burgundy
Dijon
France
 

 

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