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Project name Manipulating plant root exudation for soil-borne disease control
Funding bodies Australian Research Council, Discovery Project
Chief Investigators Associate Professor Calum Wilson

This project aims to quantify and manipulate plant root exudation in the natural rhizosphere and uncover how exudates interact with plant pathogens to activate dormant resting spores.

This project, with an established interdisciplinary team, expects to fundamentally advance analysis and manipulation of root exudation, determine influence of rhizosphere microbiota on exudation, molecular responses to resting spore stimulation and to develop novel disease controls.

Expected outcomes of this project include the demonstrated potential of novel disease mitigation and student training in innovative approaches to plant pathology and analytical chemistry.

This should provide significant benefits, such as novel and effective disease management tools.

For more information, contact Associate Professor Calum Wilson (