The coevolutionary dynamics between Festuca rubra and its symbiotic partner Epichloe festucae

  • von Cräutlein, Maria (Principal Investigator)
  • Olsson, Sanna (Principal Investigator)
  • Young, Carolyn Anne (Principal Investigator)
  • Saikkonen, Kari (Principal Investigator)
  • Helander, Marjo (Principal Investigator)

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description (abstract)

Coevolutionary of symbiont Epichloe festucae and its host Festuca rubra in natural populations in Northern Hemisphere.

Layman's description

We're investigating the coevolution of the symbiotic microbe Epichloe festucae with its host Festuca rubra. Festuca species are crucial in grasslands, and Epichloë relies on these hosts, providing conditional benefits. Our research, in collaboration with the Institute of Biotechnology at the University of Helsinki, involves population genetics and Illumina sequencing methods.
Short titleEndophyte project
Effective start/end date01/04/2016 → …

Fields of Science

  • 4111 Agronomy