Division of Biotechnology and Plant Health

PROTECT: Effects of defense priming on Norway spruce needle microbiome and pest resistance

Active Last updated: 13.01.2022
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.

Status NOT_TRANSLATED
Start - end date 01.03.2022 - 31.12.2024
Project manager Melissa Magerøy
Division Division of Biotechnology and Plant Health
Department Molecular Plant Biology
Total budget 998000

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.