Dynamics of mycorrhizal communities as plant adaptation to environmental conditions

Name: Dynamics of mycorrhizal communities as plant adaptation to environmental conditions
Researchers: Blažková Alena (member in research team)
Janoušková Martina (member in research team)
Krüger Manuela (member in research team)
Opičková Miroslava (member in research team)
Vosátka Miroslav (researcher)
Project Type: B - national grants (GA ČR, GA AVČR)
Realization from: 2015
Realization to: 2017
Summary: Communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are an important component of terrestrial ecosystems, but the significance of their composition for the function of mycorrhiza remains unclear. The main objective of the project is to understand whether and how species ratios in AMF communities contribute to adaptation of plants to environmental conditions. We use a model experimental system of one plant and a synthetic AMF community, which IS be exposed to different environmental conditions. Dynamics of the establishing AMF communities IS described by the fungal DNA quantification, their symbiotic efficiency by measuring plant growth, phosphorus uptake and carbon partitioning in the plant-fungi-soil system. Additionally, plasticity of symbiotic efficiency is quantified of a particular AMF species challenged or not with another AMF species.

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