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.
Ulm, F., Gouveia, C., Dias, T. & Cruz, C. (2017) N fertilization in a Mediterranean ecosystem alters N and P turnover in soil, roots and the ectomycorrhizal community.Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 113, 60-70. DOI:10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.05.028 (IF2016 4,857; Q1 Soil Science)
Dias, T., Crous, C., Liberati, D., Munzi, S., Gouveia, C., Ulm, F., Afonso, A.C, Ochoa-Hueso, R., Manrique, E., Sheppard, L., Martins-Loução, M.A., da Silva, A.B. & Cruz, C. (2017) Alleviating nitrogen limitation in Mediterranean maquis vegetation leads to ecological degradation.Land Degradation & Development, 28(8), 2482-2492. DOI:10.1002/ldr.2784 (IF ; Q1 Soil Sciences)
Santana, M.M., Gonzalez, J.M. & Cruz, C. (2017) Nitric oxide accumulation: the evolutionary trigger for phytopathogenesis.Frontiers in Microbiology, Online early, . DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2017.01947 (IF2016 4,076; Q1 Microbiology)