End: dec 2024
Start: mar 2022
In correlation with our Research Council of Norway funded project on the effects of Norway spruce defense priming on the root microbiome and resistance, we will also analyse the effects of spruce defense priming and soil microbiota on the spruce needle microbiome and resistance. This project is funded by SNS - Nordic Forest Research.
|Start - end date||01.03.2022 - 31.12.2024|
|Project manager||Melissa Magerøy|
|Division||Division of Biotechnology and Plant Health|
|Department||Molecular Plant Biology|
The primary aims of this project are:
1) Determine how defense priming affects the ability of spruce plants to form mutualistic relationships with microbiota and the composition of these microbial communities.
2) Determine how defense priming and microbiota composition affect photosynthetic ability and photosynthetic metabolites.
3) Determine how defense priming and microbiota composition affect spruce production of defensive metabolites.
4) Determine how defense priming and microbiota composition affect spruce plants resistance to pest and pathogens.