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PERN: an EU–Russia initiative for rhizosphere microbial resources

Millions of microbial taxa inhabit the rhizosphere and could be used as biofertilizers, biopesticides, and/or for bioremediation. Only a fraction of these microbes have been described and/or are being utilized. Most are dispersed in collections, but coordination of their accessibility and availability is challenging. Here, we present the Pan-European Rhizosphere Resource Network (PERN), which is a transnational repository of microorganisms whose objectives are to facilitate access to rhizosphere resources and information and help users with technical and legal issues.

Read full article here. on Trends in Biotechnology.

Authors: Stéphane Declerck, Anne Willems, Marcel G.A. van der Heijden, Giovanna Cristina Varese, Olga Turkovskaya, Lyudmila Evtushenko, Irena Ivshina, Philippe Desmeth

 

 

Date of publication: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2015