Grant to unravel secrets of the rhizosphere

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Period1 Aug 2021

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  • TitleGrant to unravel secrets of the rhizosphere
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe UWA Institute of Agriculture Newsletter
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionDr Yinglong Chen from The UWA Institute of Agriculture has received an Australian Research Council grant to lead a four-year project aiming to unravel the secrets of the rhizosphere of crops. The $786,690 grant, made possible through the Future Fellowship Scheme, will allow Dr Chen and his international collaborators to investigate the way crops use nutrients through the rhizosphere (the zone of soil surrounding a plant root). Dr Chen said he hoped to establish “breakthrough knowledge” of how root system architecture, root exudates (secreted substances) and rhizosphere microbiome interact together to facilitate nutrient uptake. The researchers will develop a systematic research tool in imaging root growth and dynamics of rhizosphere biochemistry. “The project will also foster collaborative research with international experts in the study of rhizosphere interactions,” Dr Chen said.
    Producer/AuthorDr Yinglong Chen
    PersonsYinglong Chen