Stress-induced microbiome assembly in Solanaceae in their centres of origin


Dario X. Ramirez-Villacis

PhD student at: Environmental Biology, Utrecht University.   

Supervisors: Prof Jos Raaijmaakers (NIOO), Corné Pieterse (UU), Antonio Leon-Reyes (USFQ)

Key Objectives & Expected Results

Key Objectives

  • Characterise the stress-induced assembly of the root microbiome of wild and domesticated potatoes in native and agricultural soils in the centre of origin (Ecuador).
  • Establish well-characterized microbial repositories from wild and domesticated potato plants under siege.
  • Validate microbial candidates for their impact on root development, growth and disease protection.