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.
MICRO.2 Beneficial plant-microbe interactions
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.
Dr. rer. nat. habil.
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Head of RG MICRO.2
Vincenzo De Rocchis
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Dr. rer. nat.
Gylaine Vanissa Tchuisseu Tchakounte
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Integration of microbial inoculants and bioactive plant materials to optimize soil microbiology a...
Agricultural biotechnology in Cameroon and Ghana: Development of formulations of beneficial and synergistic microorganisms for the simultaneous improvement o...
The Project ‘Precision-AMF’, funded by the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) aims to drive the implementation of commercial mycorrhizal produ...
VolCorn – Volatilome of a Cereal Crop-Microbiota System under Drought and Flooding
Climate change challenges global crop production on different levels, e.g. by an increased frequency of weather extremes which eventually result in plant abi...