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BestPass: Boosting plant-endophyte stability, compatibility and performance across scales

Description
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2015 - 2018

Plant endophytic microorganisms can improve plant yield and enhance plant tolerance to abiotic stress as well as to pathogens under experimental conditions, but these effects are often not sufficiently stable for practical application.

Cooperation Partners

NAME
Location
Country
David B. Collinge
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Torben Asp
University of Aarhus
Denmark
Frank L.W. Takken
University of Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Carolin Schneider
INOQ GmbH, Solkau
Germany
Katarzyna Hrynkiewicz
University of Toruń
Poland
Iñigo Zabalgogeazcoa
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid
Spain
Christin Zachow
ACIB GmbH, Graz
Austria
Gabriele Berg
Technical University, Graz
Austria
Stéphane Compant
Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
Austria
Niels Roulund
DLF-Trifolium, Roskilde
Denmark
Helmut Junge
ABITEP GmbH, Berlin
Germany

The BestPass project will address these concerns. 15 PhD students in different laboratories across Europe will try to find solutions how the stability and reliability of the positive effects of endophytes on plants can be increased. The two PhD students located at the IGZ will work on

  • Hormonal regulation of assimilate partitioning in plant-endophyte interactions
  • Plant-fungus-bacteria three-fold interactions for improved plant nutrition and inoculum stability

 

BestPass is a Marie Sklodowska Curie – Innovative Training Network (ITN) – European Training Network (ETN).

Project Website: http://bestpass.ku.dk/

 

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 676480.