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MICRO.2 Beneficial plant-microbe interactions

Research Domain FUNCT
FUNCT Functional Plant Biology
Research Domain MICRO
MICRO Plant-Microbe Systems
MICRO.1 Principles of integrated pest management
MICRO.2 Beneficial plant-microbe interactions
Research Domain MICRO
BIOINF Genomics and bioinformatics in horticulture
Research Domain QUALITY
QUALITY Plant Quality and Food Security
Research Domain HORTSYS
HORTSYS Next-Generation Horticultural Systems
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Head of RG MICRO.2: Dr Silke Ruppel

The overall objective of MICRO.2 is to increase the knowledge base for a successful application of single strains and mixed communities of beneficial microorganisms in horticulture. Our research is therefore targeted to the three corner points of the plant – microorganism – environment triangle.

Cooperation Partners

NAME
Location
Country
University of Rostock
Rostock
Germany
University of Potsdam
Potsdam
Germany
Polish Academy of Sciences
Krakow
Poland
Agrophysical Research Institute
St Petersburg
Russia
Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB)
Halle
Germany
Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)
Gatersleben
Germany
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Leipzig
Germany
Martin Luther University Halle/Wittenberg
Halle
Germany
Cameron Douala University
Douala
Cameroon
COST action Putting Halophytes to Work (lead by University of Sussex)
Brussels
Belgium
Geokonzept (Company)
Adelschlag
Germany
Umgeodat (Company)
Halle (Saale)
Germany
Corpoica
Bogota
Colombia

We want to understand plant processes which control plant-microbe interactions and determine plant health and productivity. In addition, we determine characteristics of beneficial bacteria and fungi and how these traits contribute to a successful application of microorganisms in sustainable plant production systems. This also includes the development of strategies how such traits can be stabilised or even improved during inoculum production processes. Lastly, we aim to understand the interaction of rhizosphere microorganisms with physico-chemical properties of soils and substrates.

Current Project

07/2018 - 09/2018

The plant microbiome: culturability and resolution

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Other Projects

Using native beneficial endophytes in agriculture

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

Plant endophytic microorganisms can improve plant yield and enhance plant tolerance to abiotic stress as well as to pathogens u...

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Mycorrhiza-induced resistance

The development of a healthy root system, whi...

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Nutrient exchange in root-fungus interactions

The supply of plants with mineral nutrients is the basis of their growt...

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