Rhizobacteria are root-colonizing bacteria that form symbiotic relationships with many plants. The name comes from the Greek rhiza, meaning root. Though parasitic varieties of rhizobacteria exist, the term usually refers to bacteria that form a relationship beneficial for both parties, and is therefore synonymous for plant-growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR).
“The RHIZOCLIP consortium is the result of fruitful interactions and collaborations between the consortium partners in various topics of interest.”
This project is funded by the Belgian EOS programme. It is a collaboration between the different research groups of the University of Ghent, the Catholic University of Leuven and the University of Liège.