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

BIOLOGY OFFICE
Phone: +31 30 253 4230
Email: science.secr.ieb.ibb@uu.nl

News

30 August 2019
Prof. Corné Pieterse (Biology) is part of the consortium MiCRop, which receives the Gravitation grant.
Corné Pieterse
30 August 2019
Gravitation grant for Corné Pieterse (Plant-Microbe Interactions)
De micro-organismen in de wortels hebben een positief effect op de plant (illustratie door Jan Karen Campbel)
17 July 2019
Utrecht researches plant-microbe interaction in roots
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