Response to mycorrhizal fungi
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) colonise plant roots, increasing nutrient uptake.
They also lead to secondary benefits including protection from soilbourne pathogens and increased drought tolerance.
Onion-AMF interactions are common due to the shallow root system of the plant host.
We are currently screening the onion diversity set for growth and nutritional responses to AMF.
Contact: Gary Bending and Andrew Taylor.
Glasshouse trial to assess growth and nutritional responses to AMF