Bacteriology - Laboratory of Phytopathology

In the bacteriology group we want to understand which roles bacteria play in plant health. For this, we study endophytic bacteria; the bacteria that are found inside the plant. Topics of interest are both bacteria that contribute to plant health and can prevent disease, as well as pathogenic bacteria that cause disease. The formation of biofilms inside the plant has our special interest. Our research is focussed on tomato as the plant host, but other crops are also studied.