The plant microbiome, the dark and dirty secrets of plant growth

Autumn Science Lectures

Daubeny Lecture Theatre, Botanic Garden, Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AZ
£8 or £35 for the lecture series.
Cash only on the night.

 

Professor Phil Poole
Professor of Plant Microbiology, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford

Professor Poole will discuss the importance of the plant microbiome, especially the root microbiome of the ‘rhizosphere’ as a key determinant of plant productivity.
There is growing evidence for a two-way dialogue in which plants manipulate the rhizosphere microbial community and this, in turn, alters plant growth.
As the world’s population approaches 8 billion the importance of these underground interactions for agriculture, horticulture and world food security is only just being realized.

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