Molecular Genetics of Root Endosymbioses
A conference of the 3ème CYCLE ROMAND EN SCIENCES BIOLOGIQUES
Plant roots enter into mutualistic relationships with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AM) and Rhizobia. In both endosymbioses the microbe associates intimately with the host and enhances its mineral nutrition. A continuous exchange of molecular signals between host-plants and microsymbionts mediates the regulation of dedicated functions in both partners, and is essential for the establishment of functional symbioses. Recent genetic evidence showed that the ancient myccorhiza-plant interactions and the evolutionarily posterior Rhizobium-legumes symbiosis, share common signalling components.
A series of lectures by world-leading scientists covered the most recent aspects of the genetics of mycorrhiza- and Rhizobium-plant interactions. In addition, a number of Ph.D. students and young postdocs made a short presentation.You will find their abstracts and the programme of the conference below.
|Martin Parniske||Plant genetics of symbiosis|
|Giles Oldroyd||Specificity in symbiosis signalling|
|Michael Udvardi||Functional genomics of nodule development and differentiation|
|Jacques Batut||Analysing the symbiotic genome of Sinorhizobium meliloti|
|Guillaume Bécard||Elucidating the early signalling in the AM symbiosis: fundamental and practical prospects|
|Paola Bonfante||Perceiving the signal and sharing the job: a way to reach cell compatibility in AM interactions|
|Maria Harrison||Arbuscule development and phosphate transport in the AM symbiosis|
|Ian Sanders||Genetics of AM fungi and how it affects plant growth|
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