Moss-cyanobacteria associations: are they mutualists or parasites?

Niveau:Masters, Bachelor

Mosses are colonized by cyanobacteria that fix atmospheric nitrogen (N). But we do not know which type of relationship they share. Do they interact to benefit each other? Or are they passive lodgers? Or even parasitic? In this project, we will assess if the partners (moss and cyanobacteria) benefit from each other when they grow together (via e.g. measurements of growth, photosynthesis) or if they do worse when they grow together. 

Anvendte metoder:nitrogen fixation measurements, growth measurements, photosynthesis measurements, microscopy
Keywords:Symbiosis, Mosses, Cyanobacteria , Nitrogen
Vejleder(e): Kathrin Rousk