Molecular ecology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (PhD available)

G.W. Griffith gwg at
Mon Oct 6 13:26:21 EST 1997


Molecular ecology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in clover roots under
low input agricultural systems.

This joint project between the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and the
Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (with a collaborative
input from the University of Sheffield), will study the diversity and
functioning of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) on clover  (Trifolium
repens). The effect of different host genotypes and various soil
management regimes on AMF populations will be analysed both qualitatively
and quantitatively using PCR-based molecular markers. Functional
comparison of mycorrhizal efficiency will also be conducted on inbred
clover lines to elucidate how host genotype affects nutrient uptake and
plant growth. 

The successful candidate will receive training in the techniques of AMF
manipulation, molecular biology and experimental design. The project will
be based at Aberystwyth. 

Applications for this studentship are sought from life sciences graduates
with a good degree (2i or higher) who are citizens of the European Union. 

For more details please contact Dr G.W. Griffith (Tel 01970-622325
gwg at or Dr W. Eason (01970-828255 william.eason at

Dr. Gareth Wyn GRIFFITH
Lecturer in Mycology/ Darlithydd Mycoleg
Institute of Biological Sciences/ Sefydliad y Gwyddorau Biolegol,
University of Wales/ Prifysgol Cymru
Ceredigion SY23 3DA
01970-622325 (fax:01970-622350)

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