Mission and Focus Areas

Discovering root traits for resource efficient crops to meet the growing demands of agriculture

The study of roots presents challenges arising from their complex physiology and the environment of the soil and the whole plant. Roots are hidden in the highly complex physical and biological matrix of the soil and are influenced by soil abiotic and biotic factors. The discovery of root traits and their application to food security and resource efficiency is slow and remains largely untapped for improvement. By using IBG-2 phenotyping platforms that enable phenotyping of roots in soil, in combination with computational and molecular biology approaches, our aims are:

Root trait discovery for greater resource efficiency

Mission and Focus Areas

Contact:

  • Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG)
  • Plant Sciences (IBG-2)
Building 06.1 /
Room 211
+49 2461/61-85013
E-Mail

Quantifying how root traits influence plant functioning

Mission and Focus Areas

Contact:

Dr. Johannes Auke Postma

Co-Leader Root Group

  • Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG)
  • Plant Sciences (IBG-2)
Building 06.1 /
Room 015
+49 2461/61-4333
E-Mail
Last Modified: 10.11.2022