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Agricultural and Environmental Bacteriology

Academic Unit: Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences

Colombian Ministry of Science

Class

B

Call

833

Profile

OECD

Discipline

Natural sciences

Subdiscipline

Biological sciences

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Strategic Focus

Our group’s mission is to research the interaction of bacteria with plants and soils. by using the principles of evolutionary ecology of bacteria, we research basic and applied aspects for 1) control of phytopathogenic bacteria, and 2) the use of beneficial bacteria in the biocontrol of plant plagues and diseases and in the biofertilization of crops. thus, we seek to contribute to the construction of a sustainable and modern agriculture, and to the recovery of degraded soils in Colombia and the rest of the world.

Research Areas and Topics

  • Beneficial bacteria for plants and soils.
  • Phytopathogenic bacteria.
  • Evolutionary ecology of bacteria.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Group Coordinator

Camilo Andrés Ramírez Cuartas, PhD

PhD in Biology.  

Universidad de Antioquia - Colombia.

Group Coordinator Email

camilo.ramirez@udea.edu.co

Research Group Email

grupobaa@udea.edu.co

Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

  • Auburn University (United States).
  • University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth (United States).
  • Wesleyan University (United States).
  • Netherlands Institute of Ecology - Wageningen University (Netherlands).
  • University of Birmingham (United Kingdom).
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Colombia).
  • EAFIT University.
  • Centro de Investigaciones del Banano [Banana Research Center] (Colombia).

Notable Projects

  • Evolutionary epidemiology of Ralstonia solanacearum causing banana and plantain moko, and its biocontrol by using lytic bacteriophages.
  • Evolutionary ecology of aerobic endospore-forming bacteria, emphasizing in Bacillus velezensis, a wide spectrum biofungicidal agent.
  • The effect of organic matter and vegetal sensitivity on the promotion of growth by auxin-producing aerobic endospore-forming bacteria.
  • Use of beneficial bacteria in the rehabilitation of mining-degraded soils.

Main Research Results

  • Identification of at least three variants of banana and plantain moko-causing bacteria in Colombia. Article: Ramírez et al., 2020. Phylogenetic and pathogenic variability of strains of Ralstonia solanacearum causing moko disease in Colombia.
  • Evidence for considering lytic bacteriophages as promising agents for the biological control of moko disease in banana and plantain. Article: Ramírez et al., 2020. Bacteriophages as promising agents for the biological control of moko disease (Ralstonia solanacearum) of banana.
  • Development of technologies using aerobic endospore-forming bacteria for diseases biocontrol and plants biofertilization.

Research Portafolio

  • Phytopathological diagnosis.
  • Soil health analysis.
  • Identification of bacteria.
  • Experimental data analysis.
  • Implementation of R&D processes in agricultural production companies.

More Information

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