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Finkel Lab

Terrestrial microbial ecology and plant-microbe interactions

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Plants grow within a complex microbial community, collectively termed the plant microbiome. Harnessing the plant microbiome for optimizing crop growth depends on a concerted effort to curate microbial diversity in nature, and to understand how this diversity is maintained.
The overarching goal of our research program is to promote a systems-level understanding of the rules that govern the assembly and maintenance of a functionally robust plant microbiome and its effects on plant health.
We aim to understand how the ecological context, in particular microbe-microbe interactions, determines microbiome assembly and the resulting plant phenotypes.

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The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Edmond J. Safra Campus - Givat Ram
Jerusalem 9190401



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