Eva Stukenbrock

Please refer to http://web.evolbio.mpg.de/envgen/ and contact Eva for further information on the projects: estukenbrock@bot.uni-kiel.de
Co-supervisor: Dr. Janine Haueisen http://web.evolbio.mpg.de/envgen/christian-albrechts-univers/janine-haueisen.html

Local adaptation in plant-associated fungi

Plants are colonized by a wide diversity of fungi. Little is known about the functional relevance and diversity of endophytic fungi, however some of these species may have profound effects on plant health. This project will study the population genetic structure and adaptive evolution of endophytic fungi associated with the grass species Agrostis capillaris.

The study of endophytic fungi is part of a long-term experiment lead by Aarhus University, Denmark in the Mols Bjerge National Park. Genetic diversity of endophyte populations will be correlated with data on microbiota diversity, plant genetics and other environmental parameters.

This project will take place in the Environmental Genomics and will be supervised by Dr. Janine Haueisen and Eva Stukenbrock. The project is a collaboration with the Museum of Natural History of Aarhus University.

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