Evolution of stress-induced microbiome recruitment of legumes

Malin Klein

 

Malin Klein, MSc

PhD student at: 
VU University Amsterdam, Department of Ecological Science (Symbiosis group)
[University of Amsterdam, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences SILS (Plant hormone biology group)]

Supervisors:
Prof. Toby Kiers (VU), Prof. Harro Bouwmeester (UvA)

Overall aim of my project:
The overall aim of the project is to shed light upon the evolution of the root microbiome recruitment of wild and cultivated species in response to biotic and abiotic stresses. More specifically, the project will focus on the Fabaceae family (legumes) under nutrient deficiency (phosphate) stress.

 

Key Objectives & Expected Results

Objectives:

  • To study the evolution of root microbiome recruitment of wild and cultivated species in response to biotic and abiotic stresses
  • Focus on domesticated and wild species of the Fabaceae (legume) family
  • (Study of network development of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in symbiosis with legumes under environmental stress)

Expected Results:

  • Identification of microbiome compositions