Dr Qianhan Shang

Scientific Guest

Research focus


I am interested in the interactions between plants, microorganisms and herbivores.In the MIE group of Prof. Nicole van Dam I study the multilateral interactions among legume, Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF)and nematodes. I am especially interested in the effects of Rhizophagus irregularis and Meloidogyne incognita on Medicago truncatula. By studying the molecular and chemical background such as defense-related genes and photohormones I will elucidate the changes in M. truncatula in responce to R. irregularis and M. incognita. Our understanding of the underlying mechanism of interactions of plants with the common agricultural applied beneficial fungi and the detrimental nematode may enhance or even change our current plant-healthy keeping strategies in agricultural practices.

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04103 Leipzig

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