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Unraveling the molecular dialogue in microbial-assisted plant growth in the presence of heavy metals

Project description

Testing plant tolerance to heavy metals

Farmers and policymakers are starting to rethink some agricultural practices due to the release of agrochemicals into the environment causing heavy metal contamination in soils. This major environmental issue causes short-term losses in crop production, with long-term environmental and health implications. The EU-funded BACTEPEA will focus on the molecular interactions between a probiotic actinobacterium (Micromonospora cremea) and its host Pisum sativum (garden pea). It will investigate the capacity of the probiotic actinobacterium to boost plant tolerance to heavy metal polluted soils. The findings will assist in the formulation of improved soil management methods and sustainable agricultural practices.

Coordinator

NEIKER-INSTITUTO VASCO DE INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO AGRARIO SA
Net EU contribution
€ 172 932,48
Address
Berreaga Kalea 1
48160 Vizcaya
Spain

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00