Entries by Maria Julissa Ek-Ramos

Calling from distance: attraction of soil bacteria by plant root volatiles (ISME J.) ($)

Plant interactions with beneficial microbes are good strategies to survive biotic and abiotic challenging conditions, but the mechanisms that plants use to recruit these interactions, specially belowground, remain scarcely known. Schulz-Bohm et al. designed an olfactometer system to analyze the long distance interactions between soil bacteria and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by Carex arenaria roots. They also […]

Sources or ideas to get funded

What a glorious day when you get to know you have money to fund your lab! I remember clearly every single word on the notification letter I received the first time and the heavyweight lifting off my shoulders that wonderful day! I think I am not the only one. It is very difficult to do […]