Decoding an interkingdom hybrid chemical language

Organisms interact with their surroundings through intricate signaling webs using chemical language.

In this project, we will DECODE a hybrid chemical language jointly made by plants and their associated microbes but hijacked by parasitic nematodes.

We will uncover how this language is created, who is listening to it, and what its fitness benefit is. 

Research Theme Biotic Interaction
Duration 2023 – 2028
Funding agency NWO ViDi