• 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
    030 253 6887

    Phone: +31 30 253 3084
    Email: biologyoffice@uu.nl

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