MicroSolo research3

Ongoing projects:

  • Improvement of pasture production in acid soils in the Montado system: Chemical and biological approach ” (ALT20-03-0145-FEDER-000039), financed by FEDER and National Funds, through the Programa Operacional Regional ALENTEJO 2020. Principal Investigator - Mário Carvalho. Ongoing since September 2016.
  • "Exploiting beneficial associations with chickpea: the role of nonrhizobial endophytic bacteria in the rhizobialegume symbiosis" POCI‐01‐0145‐FEDER‐016810 (PTDC/AGR‐PRO/2978/2014) financed by national funds through FCT/MCTES and co-financed by Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER) through COMPETE2020 – Programa Operacional Competitividade Internacionalização (POCI). Principal Investigator - Clarisse Brígido. Ongoing since November 2016.


Previous projects:

  • "Evolution of symbiosis genes in rhizobia: chickpea mesorhizobia as case study"  (PTDC/BIA-EVF/4158/2012), financed by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia through Programa Operacional Temático Factores de Competitividade (COMPETE) and co-financed by Fundo Comunitário Europeu FEDER. Principal Investigator - Solange Oliveira. July 2013-December 2015.
  • The role of weeds mycorrhiza on the growth of winter crops and interactions with native rhizobia under Mediterranean  conditions ” (FCT PTDC/AGR-PRO/111896/2009), financed by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia . Principal Investigator - Mário Carvalho. 2011-2014.
  • European Project “Biocontrol and Bioremediation agents and their role in Agriculture and Forest health”  People-MARIE CURIE ACTIONS-2009-IRSES, European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 247669,  Coordinator Eugenia Iturritxa from Instituto Vasco De Investigación Y Desarrollo Agrario, Spain. March 2011-February 2014.
  • "Improvement of Rhizobia by Genetic Modification with Stress Response Genes"  (PTDC/BIO/80932/2006), co-financed by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia and FEDER Programa POCI 2010. Principal Investigator - Solange Oliveira. January 2009-June 2012.
  • "Diversity of rhizobia natural populations in Portugal: strains tolerant to environmental stress conditions ”. financed by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, SAPIENS project (POCTI/BME/44140/2002). Principal Investigator - Solange Oliveira. October 2003-March 2007. 
  • Rhizobia nodulating chickpea: Genetic characterization and relation to strain origin and symbiotic efficiency ”. financed by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia  (PRAXIS/P/AGR/11129/1998). Principal Investigator - Mário de Carvalho. July 1999-December 2001.