The FUTURE OAK project, comprising scientists at Bangor University, Aberystwyth University, Forest Research and Sylva Foundation, will study how oak microbiomes are affected by environmental change and disease.
Research finds that when bacteria and beetle larvae associated with acute oak decline were used to infect oak logs, there was a significant increase in the variety and abundance of damaging genes expressed by the bacteria, particularly those of Brenneria goodwinii, the main bacterial culprit in causing the stem rot associated with acute oak decline.
Living Ash Project Phase 2 funding announced. The new five year programme is the second phase of the project which is aiming to secure trees tolerant to the fungal disease ash dieback for future seed production.
Forest Research is proud to be a partner in a major bacterial plant diseases research programme, supported by UK Research and Innovation’s Strategic Priorities Fund and announced by the Parliamentary...
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