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.
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Munzi, S., Sheppard, L.J., Leith, I.D., Cruz, C., Branquinho, C., Bini, L., Gagliardi, A., Cai, G. & Parrotta, L. (2017) The cost of surviving nitrogen excess: energy and protein demand in the lichen Cladonia portentosa as revealed by proteomic analysis.Planta, Online early, . DOI:10.1007/s00425-017-2647-2 (IF2015 3,239; Q1 Plant Sciences)
Esteban, R., Ariz, I., Cruz, C. & Moran, J.F. (2016) Review: the mechanisms of ammonium toxicity and the quest for tolerance.Plant Science, 248, 92-101. DOI:10.1016/j.plantsci.2016.04.008 (IF2015 3,362; Q1 Plant Sciences)