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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2020

DISCOVERY AND TRANSLATION OF ARID-LAND MICROBIOMES AND THEIR GENOMIC DIVERSITY FOR AGRICULTURAL ENHANCEMENT AND HUMAN SUSTAINABILITY

Arid Microbiomes Diversity Agriculture

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Titre : DISCOVERY AND TRANSLATION OF ARID-LAND MICROBIOMES AND THEIR GENOMIC DIVERSITY FOR AGRICULTURAL ENHANCEMENT AND HUMAN SUSTAINABILITY

Identification : 1024126

Pays : Etats Unis

Durée : START : 01 OCT 2020 TERM : 30 SEP 2025

Résumé
Recent advances in microbial ecology highlight the hyperdiversity and global uniqueness of Arizona’s microbiome resources, and advances in informatics and sequencing technologies now permit the rapid characterization and application of these resources in innovative ways. Arizona represents the confluence of diverse biological and botanical provinces and a wide range of environmental conditions spanning the alpine zone to hot desert continuum. Against this backdrop, processes such as desertification, land degradation, loss of fertility, drought stress, salinization, and soil loss together represent major challenges to agriculture in Arizona, in the western US, and globally. Thus there is a need to discover, examine the genomes of, and apply potentially beneficial microbes in the near term for agriculture and other aspects of human sustainability. This proposal brings together scientists with expertise in plant microbiomes, bacteriology, plant pathology, genomics, informatics, data science, microbial ecology, mycology, evolutionary biology, and biodiversity science to study the diversity and genomic resources of Arizona’s microbial richness.

Performing Institution : UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
Investigator : Arnold, BE. ; Baltrus, DA. ; Carini, PA. ; Lyons, ER. ; Mars, MA.

Présentation : USDA (NIFA)

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