UK Plant Microbiome Initiative

26 Apr 2017

The Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) and Rothamsted Research launched the UK Plant Microbiome Initiative at a workshop sponsored by the Society for Applied Microbiology on 26 April 2017.

The initiative seeks to exploit the potential of the plant microbiome (the microbial communities surrounding and inside plant systems) and place the UK at the forefront of global research, facilitation and policy. The initiative facilitates new collaborative projects among interested stakeholders, and draws on leading scientific expertise and cutting edge facilities to unlock the plant microbiome’s potential.

Focus is on enhancing food production by providing microbial solutions to pressures in agricultural production resulting from climate change, decrease in resources and increasing human population.

You can follow the UK Plant Microbiome Initiative via Twitter @PMicrobiome