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N fixing bacteria from extreme environments as a remedy for nitrogen deficiency in saline soils

Project description

Innovation for nitrogen-fixing bacteria detection

Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) provide necessary nutrients to plants, potentially substituting chemical fertilisers. Especially their ability to fix nitrogen is important. Several techniques to screen nitrogen-fixing bacteria are tedious and inefficient. A rapid, cost-effective membrane-based sensor emerges as an alternative. Interestingly, in extreme saline and alkaline lime environments, there are diverse microbial communities. Isolating PGPR from these environments could help mitigate salinity stress in different crops such as wheat. The EU-funded NitroFixSal project will develop an innovative membrane-based sensor for nitrogen-fixing bacteria detection and isolation of PGPR from extreme environments. The project will also study suppression subtractive hybridisation to understand plant-PGPR interaction.

Call for proposal

H2020-WF-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-WF-03-2020

Coordinator

UNIWERSYTET MIKOLAJA KOPERNIKA W TORUNIU
Net EU contribution
€ 137 625,60
Address
Ul. Jurija Gagarina 11
87100 Torun
Poland

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Region
Makroregion północny Kujawsko-pomorskie Bydgosko-toruński
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00