Long viewed as the exception, symbiosis regarded as a meta-regulation of genotypes to achieve distinctive traits is becoming a recognised key to respond to environmental changes in an effective way.
SymAction focus on how biotic and abiotic constrains promote symbiosis and on how they function:
- factors promoting symbiosis
- mechanisms determining the formation and establishment of symbioses
- plant microbiomes (including AMF and nitrogen fixers)
- the establishment of a scientific network aiming at identifying the communalities of symbiosis across the distinct symbiotic systems.
Rai, A., Cherif, A., Cruz, C. & Nabti, E. (2018) Extracts from marine macroalgae and Opuntia ficus-indica cladodes enhance halotolerance and enzymatic potential of diazotrophic rhizobacteria and their impact on wheat germination under salt stress.Pedosphere, 28(2), 241–254. DOI:10.1016/S1002-0160(17)60333-3 (IF2018 2,430; Q2 Soil Science)
Dias, T., Correia, P., Carvalho, L., Melo, J., de Varennes, A. & Cruz, C. (2018) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal species differ in their capacity to overrule the soil’s legacy from maize monocropping.Applied Soil Ecology, 125, 177-183. DOI:10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.12.025 (IF2017 2.916; Q1 Soil Science)
Ariz, I., Boeckstaens, M., Gouveia, C., Martins, A.P., Sanz-Luque, E., Fernández, E., Soveral, G., Wirén, von N., Marini, A.M., Aparicio-Tejo, P.M. & Cruz, C. (2018) Nitrogen isotope signature evidences ammonium deprotonation as a common transport mechanism for the AMT-Mep-Rh protein superfamily.Science Advances, 4(9), eaar3599. DOI:10.1126/sciadv.aar3599 (IF2017 11,511; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)