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BioSensing and rhizospherE – eNdosphere geochemical microprofiling of polychlorinated byphenils degradation by Soil microbiota upon stimulation of root Exudates

Project description

A closer look at the plant holobiont in polluted environments

Phyto-rhizo-remediation is a promising alternative to chemical treatments for pollutant clean-up that is based on the ability of the plant holobiont – the plant and its associated microbiota. However, the complex interactions between host and microbiome in contaminated environments remain poorly understood. The EU-funded SENSE project will study the time-spatial synergistic interplay within the plant holobiont components. It will also consider the geochemistry of rhizosphere micro-niches supporting microbial degradation. SENSE will combine metabolomic techniques, biosensors, and original micro-sensor/sensor devices to profile the chemistry of the root micro environments. The results will deliver a comprehensive understanding of the plant holobiont used in environmental biotechnology. The project will target a site in Italy that is contaminated by polychlorinated biphenyls.


Net EU contribution
€ 183 473,28
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 183 473,28