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Research of a probiotic cure to potato late blight.

Author Vivien PICHON
Director of thesis Laure Weisskopf
Co-director of thesis Laurent Falquet (unifr) brice Dupuis (Agroscope)
Summary of thesis Late blight is currently the worse disease affecting potato crop cause by the pathogen Phytophthora infestans. It has alrady been shown that (1) some microorganisms are able to inhibit P. infestans growth and (2) that some plants are able to "select" beneficial microorganisms to help them against an infection. This PhD project aims at finding biocontrol agents specifically against P. infectans by combining traditional microbiology and NGS methods.
Status beginning
Administrative delay for the defence 2022
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