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The role of the soil microbiota in the attenuation of hydric stress in plants

Grant number: 17/24785-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2018
Effective date (End): February 28, 2021
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy
Principal Investigator:Itamar Soares de Melo
Grantee:Gileno Vieira Lacerda Júnior
Home Institution: Embrapa Meio-Ambiente. Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA). Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (Brasil). Jaguariúna , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:16/18944-3 - Climatic changes and energetic efficiency in agriculture: focusing on hydric stress, organic management and soil biology, AP.PFPMCG.TEM


Water stress is taken as the main point for studies in future scenarios, where agricultural production must be maintained (or increased) even in the least available water. This proposal aims to give greater support to the part of the project that explores this interaction. This project will be based on this link between a soil biology (with emphasis on microbial communities) and a higher resistance of plants to water stress.