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PhD student position in Switzerland

Nobody nobody at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Mon Apr 19 11:13:11 EST 2004

PhD student position available

Laboratoire de G=E9n=E9tique v=E9g=E9tale

    A PhD student position is available in the=20
field of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in=20
maize. Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi=20
associate intimately with more than 80% of the=20
vascular plants and enhance the phosphate=20
nutrition of their hosts. At present relatively=20
little is known about the molecular components=20
responsible for the signal exchange leading to=20
mutual recognition, the establishment and=20
maintenance of the symbiosis. The identification=20
of plant mutants exhibiting altered mycorrhizal=20
phenotypes and the subsequent cloning of the=20
corresponding mutated genes selects factors=20
crucial for the formation of a functional AM=20

    The project makes use of already identified=20
mutants in maize displaying altered mycorrhizal=20
properties and will involve cloning and=20
characterization of genes from transposon induced=20

    The position is immediately available. A=20
background in plant molecular biology and=20
genetics is preferred but not required. Motivated=20
students should please send their applications to:

Dr. Uta Paszkowski
Universit=E9 de Gen=E8ve
Laboratoire de G=E9n=E9tique v=E9g=E9tale
Sciences III
30, Quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH-1211 Gen=E8ve 4
email: uta.paszkowski at bioveg.unige.ch

off:  ++41-22-379 3022
lab:  ++41-22-379 3033
cell: ++41-79-780 3055
fax:  ++41-22-379 3107

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