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Giles Oldroyd

The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge | United Kingdom

EMBO 2020

Beneficial plant-microbial interactions

Plants form beneficial interactions with bacteria and fungi that facilitate the acquisition of limiting nutrients, including nitrogen and phosphorus. Crop yields are highly dependent on the application of these nutrients through inorganic fertilisers. My work dissects how the microorganisms are perceived, and the cellular changes necessary for microbial accommodation, with a focus use of these associations to improve the equity and sustainability of global food production.

Keywords: Plants / symbiosis / fungi / bacteria / calcium signalling

Subject area(s): Microbiology, Virology & Pathogens | Plant Biology | Signal Transduction | Evolution & Ecology

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