The ‘Plant Microbiome' work package investigates the microbial biodiversity present on the plant surfaces and in the plant tissues of ryegrass, potatoes and apples. The natural microbiome will be analysed in terms of its impact on the protection of the plant from phytopathogenic agents and its resistance to environmental or anthropogenic influences. The aim is to be able to make targeted use of the plant microbiome to inhibit pathogens.
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