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Plant Symbiosis

Plant symbioses form the interface between plant roots and soil, and are extremely important for ecosystem services such as nutrient acquisition, soil structure formation and pathogen suppression. This area of research is gaining importance for future sustainable farming and the transition towards eco-functional intensification worldwide. Within this theme cluster the following questions are addressed:

  • How can plant microbial symbioses (mycorrhiza (AMF) and plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR)) be managed practicably and efficiently?
  • How can they be used to improve phosphorus efficiency and other important beneficial services?


Sarah Symanczik