Mechanisms preventing arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi symbiosis with plants
A third of vascular plants, including the model organism Arabidopsis, have lost or suppressed their ability to develop symbiosis with arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, one of the essential mutualisms on Earth. However, molecular mechanisms controlling this symbiotic incompatibility are not completely understood. Understanding these mechanisms is central to improving symbioses for practical applications. The EU-funded SYMBIO-INC project will investigate the fundamental molecular limitations preventing AM fungi from developing symbiosis with land plants. The project will apply an interdisciplinary strategy focusing on fungal traits during interactions with Arabidopsis plants. SYMBIO-INC intends to test the hypothesis that fungal nutrition is critical during incompatible interactions. It will deliver an integrated survey of fungal molecular reactions under different levels of symbiotic incompatibility.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF)
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