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The influence of root symbionts and pathogens on different provenances of spruce

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
4.01.01  Biotechnical sciences  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Forest - forestry 

Code Science Field
B430  Biomedical sciences  Sylviculture, forestry, forestry technology 
B230  Biomedical sciences  Microbiology, bacteriology, virology, mycology 
spruce provenances, fore-cultures, mycorrhiza, nitrogen fixing bacteria, pathogens, symbionts
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Researchers (14)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  02085  PhD Franc Batič  Plant production  Researcher  1998 - 1999  817 
2.  03383  PhD Ivan - Janez Hacin  Plant production  Researcher  1998 - 1999  112 
3.  18554  Andrej Hren    Researcher  1998 - 1999 
4.  17332  Jana Janša    Researcher  1997 - 1999 
5.  02491  PhD Maja Jurc  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  1998 - 1999  564 
6.  07127  PhD Hojka Kraigher  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Head  1997 - 1999  1,334 
7.  05154  PhD Saša Pirkmaier  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  1998 - 1999  182 
8.  08604  PhD Cvetka Ribarič Lasnik  Plant production  Researcher  1999  278 
9.  11619  MSc Robert Robek  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  1997 - 1999  293 
10.  17335  Nina Rotar    Researcher  1997 - 1999 
11.  17336  Matej Rupel    Researcher  1997 - 1999  75 
12.  07069  MSc Andrej Seliškar  Biology  Researcher  1997 - 1999  413 
13.  02492  Mihej Urbančič  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  1998 - 1999  252 
14.  15165  MSc Julija Vrbovšek  Chemistry  Researcher  1998 - 1999  1,004 
Organisations (3)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0404  Slovenian Forestry Institute  Ljubljana  5051673000  12,175 
2.  0618  Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts  Ljubljana  5105498000  63,239 
3.  1007  Eurofins ERICo Slovenija Inštitut za ekološke raziskave d.o.o. (Slovene)  Velenje  5583055000  2,451 
Regeneration plays the key role in the condition of a forest. By the choice of appropriate populations of the regeneration material and species it is possible to influence the future forest stand. In particular, different spruce populations show different resistance to red root rot. The aim of the research is to focus on this crucial step in forest planning aiming to learn about the physiological and genetic parameters of tree seedlings to be used in forest regeneration. It is likely that this phenomenon reflects differences in the functional compatibility of multiple symbiosis between forest trees and organisms in the rhizosphere, and that this is due to different genetics of the hosts, hormonal regulation, nutrient transfer and production or exudation of phytoalexines in the root systems. We are currently testing this hypothesis with a model system, consisting of different combinations of seedlings of spruce and chosen broadleaves, strains of symbionts and pathogens. The analysis include the anatomcal and potentially phenolic and nutrient, especially nitrogen analysis in different combinations of micro- and macro-symbionts. Special emphysis is also on studies of biodiversity of microsymbionts by application of molecular markers, which have not been used previopusly in Slovenia.
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