Digging deeper: Microbiome functions facilitating plant stress resilience

Work package 4: Ultimately, our aim is to harness plant-beneficial functions of the root microbiome. Therefore, we will explore the functional basis of microbial mechanisms encoded by the rhizpsphere microbiome that facilitate plant stress resilience. This will yield microbial functions and the underlying genes that confer stress resilience to the plant. This knowledge will allow us to select for plant genotypes that maximize profitable functions from the microbiome and design complimentary “personalised” microbiota formulations to optimise the plant-microbiome traits that promote stress resilience.

 

genome-wide association mapping of physiology quantitative trait loci