María del Rosario Ramírez Flores, first author of Inoculation with the mycorrhizal fungus Rhizophagus irregularis modulates the relationship between root growth and nutrient content in maize (Zea mays ssp. mays L.)
Current Position: PhD student, Plant Biotechnology at Center of Research and Advances Studies (CINVESTAV), Mexico
Education: M.S. in Plant Biotechnology at Center of Research and Advances Studies (CINVESTAV), Mexico. B.S. in Environmental Engineering at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico
Non-scientific Interests: music, cooking, watching movies
Brief bio: Since I started my M.S., I have been interested in the symbiotic relationship between maize and arbuscular mycorrhiza fungus (AMF). During my master’s project, I characterized a maize mutant that can not be colonized by AMF. Continuing in my PhD I wanted to take advantage of this mutant and I started to use it in field experiments as a negative control. With this project, I expected to understand this symbiotic association in order to use the advantages of it in modern agriculture.