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Improving plant production

Microorganisms colonise plants and their root zones, where they interact intensively with the plant. We carry out molecular biological analyses to explore the mechanisms of beneficial plant-microbe interactions. This knowledge allows us to use these microbial functions to promote plant growth, to fight pathogens and to remediate soils contaminated with heavy metals or organic pollutants.

Research Services

  • Identification of bacterial strains for use in agriculture and soil remediation
  • Development of specific applications based on new findings about beneficial plant-microbe interactions
  • Detection and activity assessment of inoculated strains
  • Analysis of microbial plant-associated communities