This project is based on the hypothesis that many uncultivated plants have microbiomes that have defensive and nutritional properties, naturally protecting their host plants from biotic and abiotic stresses. In this research the investigator will identify plants possessing beneficial microbiomes and isolate the microbes from those plants. The microbes will then be screened for activity against plant pathogens and their capacity to stimulate growth of crop plants. In addition, the investigator proposes to examine plant constituents that suppress reactive oxygen secretion by plant pathogens. The suppression of reactive oxygen secretion is expected to reduce or eliminate pathogenicity of many necrotrophic plant pathogens, effectively converting them into non-pathogenic symbionts of plants.
|Effective start/end date||10/1/13 → 9/30/18|
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA))