Agricultural and Environmental Bacteriology
Academic Unit: Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences
Colombian Ministry of Science
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)