Plant-Microbe Interactions

Plant-Microbe Interactions

Part of the Institute of Environmental biology

In nature, plants are attacked by a multitude of pathogens and pests that can cause major crop losses in agriculture. To protect themselves, plants can activate a sophisticated immune system. Moreover, they recruit beneficial microbes to their root system that help them to grow better and boost immune responses. The Plant-Microbe Interactions group aims to unravel at the molecular level how the plant immune system orchestrates interactions with beneficial microbes, pathogens and insects. This provides a rational basis for developing sustainable strategies for disease resistance in next-generation crops that produce more with less input of fertilizers or pesticides.

Contact

Corné Pieterse
c.m.j.pieterse@uu.nl

030-2536887

News

Plant herkent uitzonderlijk brede groep aanvallers
3 November 2014
Plant recognises unprecedented broad group of attackers
RSS

Events

24 - 26
Aug
24 August 2015 09:00 -
Summer School
9
Nov
9 November 2015 08:30 -
Science for Life represents internationally leading scientists from the four Life Sciences institutes of the Faculty of Science
RSS

Plant-Microbe Interactions