Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. January 2019 for 3 years. Overview. A unique studentship opportunity to join an interdisciplinary team with world class reputation is offered by Newcastle University.
Understanding links between CAZyme expression by soil microbial communities and crop management and production. The project will use metagenomics to identify microbial communities in soil and their role in carbohydrate cycling that contribute to crop nutrition and resilience of soil structure.
Mycolic acid-producing actinomycetes are of vital economic and medical importance. They include pathogenic species including Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Rhodococcus equi as well as industrially important organisms.