Plant – Bacteria Interaction

Plant – Bacteria interaction:

Use of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria (PGPB) for agriculture and environment

Plant root colonized by PGPB visualized by fluorescence in situ hybridization

The research line’s objective is the development of novel inoculants for the management and release of plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) with agriculture and environmental purposes, such as bioremediation and restoration of degraded soils.

Research areas:

  1. Bioprospection of novel PGPB from extreme environments.
  2. Search of new materials as carriers to immobilize microorganisms.
  3. Development of multispecific inoculants for purposes such as solubilization and mineralization of phosphate.
  4. Monitoring of the use of single and mixed inoculants on plant growth and productivity, soil  physicochemical characteristics, soil biogeochemical cycles, and rhizosphere microbiome structure and function.
Dry alginate inoculants