SYSTEMIC SIGNALING IN MYCORRHIZAL AND PLANT HERBIVORE COMMUNITIES INTERACTIONS
Funding entity: German Foundation for Scientific Research (DFG). Flexpool iDiv Project (ref 34600579)
Principal Investigator: Franziska Krajinski (Univ. Leipzig; PI); Ainhoa Martínez Medina (Co-IP), Nicole van Dam (Co-IP; iDiv).
Participants: Ming Wang
We aim to understand how plants integrate responses to aboveground and belowground organisms. By making use of an integrative combination of state-of-the-art omic technologies, laser capture microdissection and microcosm bioassays, we aim to investigate the main signaling pathways and the major mobile signals involved in plant mediated communication between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and shoot herbivores.