Marcela Mendoza-Suárez

Graduate Student (D.Phil.)
Marcela Mendoza-Suarez

Group Leader

Professor Phil Poole.

Research Area

Rhizobium-legume interactions.

Research Description

The principal aim of my project is to engineer a tool to assess competitive and effective rhizobial strains through two parallel strategies. The first strategy will use lux marker genes that allow rapid and convenient quantification of bacterial growth. The second strategy will be a system of gusA and celB marker genes that allow efficient scoring of single and double infections and can be used in any laboratory, including those in developing countries, since it does not require any special equipment.