Global diversity and ecosystem functions of a newly discovered plant-microbe symbiosis
CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
Prof G Bending
21 January 2019
Project Highlights. We have discovered a previously unknown plant-microbial symbiosis with global distribution. You will unravel the diversity of the fungal symbionts involved, the factors which control their distribution, and determine its potential contribution to ecosystem processes through genome analysis.
The nature of mycorrhizal symbioses
Prof M Tibbett
Applications accepted all year round
This project will build on recent work highlighting the changing view of the nature of the relationship between plant and fungus in the (near) ubiquitous symbiosis.