Dr Stephanie Watts-Fawkes, Research Officer, Crop Nutrition, NSW Department of Primary Industries
27 Jan 2021
The aim was to identify and characterise a plant zinc transporter involved the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. MtZIP14 was strong candidate gene, and was characterised for its sub-cellular localisation in colonised roots, Zn-transport function, and loss-of-function phenotype.
Matthias Johannes Salomon, PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide
24 Feb 2021
We performed a global assessment of commercially available AMF inoculants across three continents. 10 from Australia, 15 from Europe and 3 from North America. We observed that 84 % of the microbial inoculants contained no viable propagules.