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Roots and bacteria: Basis of attraction

Project description

Digging up root microbes

Promising properties from the root microbiome could replace pesticides and fertilisers and revolutionise modern agriculture. However, soil physicochemical complexity and an extraordinarily complex biotic environment create obstacles that need to be addressed with methods of high spatial and temporal resolution. In combination with synthetic bacterial communities this could enable a mechanistic understanding of bacterial establishment in the rhizosphere. In this context, the EU-funded ROOBABAA project will characterise dynamically evolving, distinct micro-niches for bacterial colonisation of the root. Extensive use of the fluorescent microbial marker strains, monitoring of bacterial metabolism, and tracing of proliferation and taxis will be applied to gain the necessary knowledge enabling the successful use of microbial agents in agriculture.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-ADG
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Host institution

UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Address
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 3 146 126

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 3 146 126
Address
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments