Beneficial Plant-Microbe Interactions
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of Photosynthetic Organisms
Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias CSIC (ICA)
DESCRIPTION OF THE OFFER
Inoculation of legumes with Hg-tolerant rizobia (soil bacteria) confers mercury tolerance to the plants. Some mechanisms explaining this effect are known, but most of them are not. The aim of this work is to search for potential molecular and/or physiological markers of heavy metal tolerance and identification of mechanisms involved in the acquisition of tolerance by the plans, with particular interest in the role of individual proteins.