Jasmonic acid et ECM Symbiose

Postdoctorant: Yohann Daguerre
Durée du contrat: novembre 2014 – octobre 2015

Postdoctorant:  Sebastian Wittulsky
Durée du contrat:  juin 2013 – novembre 2014

Titre de projet:  Compréhension des voies moléculaires en Symbiose Ectomycorhizienne

Equipe d’accueil et encadrant(s):
Equipe:  Ecogenomics of interactions – UMR 1136 Interactions Arbres/Micro-organismes (IAM) Inra – Université de LorraineU.S. DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Encadrants:  Francis Martin, Claire Veneault-Fourrey

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Context  To investigate how fungal effectors modulate plant immunity and/or metabolism to establish mutualistic interaction. Recent studies have shown that mutualistic fungi use secreted proteins called effectors to communicate with their host, similar to plant-pathogenic fungi (Plett et al., 2011; Requena et al., 2011, Zuccaro et al., 2011). Our working model is the interaction between poplar and the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria bicolor.

Objectives  The project will combine different complementary approaches such as plant genetic (poplar transformation), molecular biology and biochemistry.

Methodological approachesIn part, this project will focus on the jasmonic acid-dependent pathway.