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Laboratorio di Genetica Microbica

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Micro4Legumes

Objectives

Develop Synthetic Communities (SynComms) composed by symbiotic nitrogen-fixing rhizobia and nonsymbiotic endophytes with plant-growth promotion activities (auxin production, nitrogen-fixation) for improving growth and resistance of alfalfa to drought conditions

Partners

IBBR-CNR, Naples (Italy)

University of Palermo, Italy)

Activities

WP1 SynComms constitution

1.1 Strain selection

1.2 Testing physiological features of single strains and consorzia

1.3 Genome sequencing and annotation of strains

1.4 Pilot trials of inoculation in vitro

WP2 Efficacy of SynComms

2.1 Set-up of the greenhouse experiment

2.2 Growth evaluation

2.3 Agronomic analyses and yield evaluation

2.4 Identification of the optimal combination of SynComm-plant variety and effect on soil microbiome

WP3 Coordination and Dissemination

3.1 Coordination

3.2 Dissemination

Dissemination

Interviews for local radio broadcast Controradio 20.11.2020: Bright - Notte della ricerca

Round table chat during Bright 2020: Youtube channel UniFI

Publications

 Fagorzi C., et al (2020) Symbiotic and non-symbiotic members of the genus Ensifer (syn. Sinorhizobium) are separated into two clades based on comparative genomics and high-throughput phenotypingGenome Biology and Evolution evaa221

diCenzo, G.C., et al. (2020) Genome-scale metabolic reconstruction of the symbiosis between a leguminous plant and a nitrogen-fixing bacteriumNature Communications 11, Article number: 2574

Responsabile
Alessio Mengoni
alessio.mengoni(AT)unifi.it


Contatti
Via Madonna del Piano 6, 50019, Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Italy
+39 055 4574738
alessio.mengoni(AT)unifi.it

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