Ammophila arenaria Soil Associated Microorganisms and Their Importance for the Stability of the Dune Ecosystem
Coordinator - Helena Freitas (FCTUC)
Execution dates - 2001-01-01 - 2004-01-01 (36 Months)
Funding Entity - FCT Sapiens. Biological Sciences – System Biology, Marine Biology and Ecology - POCTI/BSE/42395/2001.
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Participating Institutions
IMAR – Coimbra’s Interdisciplinary Center (FCTUC)
This project aims to study Ammophila arenaria in portuguese dune ecosystems, specially focusing on the root systems, fundamental for sand fixation and dune formation. Particular attention will be given to the identification of pathogenic nematodes and fungus present in the rhizospheric soil of A. arenaria