Simon Morvan

Université de Montréal
Ph.D. candidate

Supervisor: Mohamed Hijri
Maxime Paré, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Start: 2018-09-01
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Project

Study of the microbiota of the root environment of the wild blueberry.
The project aims to study the bacterial and fungal communities of the root environment (root and rhizosphere) of wild blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium and Vaccinium myrtilloides). By sequencing the 16S and ITS sections of the rDNA extracted from the samples, it will be possible to analyze the microbial diversity. The objective is to highlight correlations between the presence of certain taxa and parameters such as blueberry yield or soil chemical data. Special attention will be paid to the presence of ericoid mycorrhizal fungi.

Keywords

root fungal communities, root bacterial communities, wild blueberry, bioinformatics, mycorrhizae, Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria