Project

The use of rhizosphere bacteria to enhance juvenile maize growth under low temperature conditions or in the presence of Rhizoctonia solani

Duration
01 January 2016 → 31 December 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
    • Microbiology
    • Plant biology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
plant-microbe-interactions maize Rhizoctonia solani
 
Project description

A collection of rhizospheric and endospheric bacteria, coming from an existing collection and isolated from Flemish soils, will be screened for positive effects on maize growth under low temperature conditions or in the presence of Rhizoctonia solani. The best-performing strains will be used in further studies to get a molecucular and functional characterization of the interaction between plant and bacteria.