Hugenholtz on plant microbiome - nature vs nurture

11 Aug 2017
Woodland in the Cooloola dunes near Rainbow Beach. Image: Lui Weber

The Sunshine Coast’s plant diversity has helped University of Queensland researchers confirm that nurture has the upper hand – at least when it comes to plant microbes.

Australian Centre for Ecogenomics director Professor Phil Hugenholtz said a study of microbial communities necessary for plant development, led by UQ’s Yun Kit Yeoh, could improve crop and plant yields. 

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