Plant-microbe interactions

Plant developing a root and a bacterial nodule

The interactions of plants with microbes both in the soil and above ground shoot are of great importance for the growth and productivity of plants in agricultural and natural ecosystems. At the Research School of Biology, interactions between plants, symbiotic bacteria, fungi, and pathogens are being investigated at levels ranging from the molecule to the ecosystem. 

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ANU Reporter feature: Peter Solomon

A tastier tipple
When he’s not busy solving the global food crisis, Dr Peter Solomon of the Research School of Biology at ANU is ensuring that your chosen tipple...

Sam Periyannan

Research background Born and brought up on a small sugar cane farm in Southern India, I never dreamed I’d become a crop researcher rather than a cane...

News

08
Apr
2019
Plant biologist and Head of the Plant Sciences Division at the ANU Research School of Biology, Professor Owen Atkin, has been named the 2019 Vice-Chancellor's...
14
Sep
2016
Plant-Microbe Interaction researchers from the Plant Sciences Division recently held a retreat at the ANU Kioloa campus (5th-8th September). ANU researchers were joined by...
27
Aug
2015
This study is crucial to our ability to manage this disease in the future Researchers have unraveled the mystery cause of the emerging wheat disease White Grain Disorder....
27
Jul
2015
Biologists have discovered how the rice plant's immune system is triggered by disease, in a discovery that could boost crop yields and lead to more disease-resistant types of rice...
16
Jan
2013
Dr Ulrike Mathesius of the Plant Science Division has been awarded the prestigious Fenner Medal for 2013. The Fenner Medal is awarded by the Australian Academy of Science to...
10
Dec
2010
A genome-level study of two closely-related infectious fungi, that can affect maize crops, is offering scientists new ways of understanding how to breed more disease-resistant...

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