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Research Project: Exploration of Microbiome Properties with I-Cultiver

Location: Plant Gene Expression Center

Project Number: 2030-12210-003-005-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jan 1, 2024
End Date: Dec 31, 2027

The Cooperator will be investigating the impact of various amendments to plant microbiomes and plant health. The cooperator will be using greenhouse space owned by the ARS. The ARS will assist in designing microbiome experiments and in microbiome analysis.

The approach will include standard plant microbiome research techniques and experimental design using commercially available crops such as tomato. The approach will involve innoculating plants with biological products and assessing outcomes. The cooperator will provide materials for the research and monitor the plants. The ARS will help design the microbiome experiments and participate in the microbiome analysis.