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Dr Robert Walker

Research interests

Plant, soil and microbe interactions

  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Microbial phosphate cycling
  • Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria
  • Rhizobia-legume interactions
  • Geomicrobiology

Research projects

  • Development of superior phosphate solubilising plant growth promoting rhizobacteria
  • Investigating the role of clay degrading microbes in phosphate solubilisation
  • Using mass spectrometry to identify signal molecule exchange between bacteria and plants under phosphate starvation

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