Molecular and Biochemical Analysis of the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus Glomus intraradices

Tom Miles

Molecular and Biochemical Analysis of the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus Glomus intraradices
Peter Lammers, New Mexico State University, Yair Shachar-Hill at Michigan State University

Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi form obligate symbioses with most plants species. The plants benefit from the association via improved mineral uptake and water relations while the fungus receives fixed carbon from the plant. We are utilizing metabolite profiling and functional genomics to broaden our knowledge of metabolic pathways operating in Glomus intraradices. We are testing models of metabolism in germinating spores and extraradical mycelia (ERM). This project is a collaboration between the laboratories of Dr. Yair Shachar-Hill at Michigan State University, and Dr. Peter Lammers at New Mexico State University.