2 MICRO Plant-Microbe Systems
Head of PA MICRO: Dr Rita Grosch
This Programme Area analyses how microorganisms impact on horticultural plants and how plants in turn systematically regulate the microbial activity in their Environment.
2.1 Principles of integrated pest management
Plant diseases are responsible for economically relevant yield losses and detrimental effects on crop quality. Especially soil-borne pathogens that cause root and systemic plant infections present major challenges in crop production....
2.2 Beneficial plant-microbe interactions
Research Group 2.2 is working on mutualistic interactions of plants with bacteria and fungi. Understanding these interactions is the prerequisite for their successful application as inocula in sustainable horticultural plant production. In depth molecular analyses are necessary to elucidate how the interacting partn...