Layout and Illustration:

Maike Zimmermann

A project manager who finished her Bachelor of Arts in Mediadesign last year. Illustration account: @_macrea (IG).

Acknowledgment for proof-reading:

Aaron Lawson,

PhD candidate at the Department of Plant Microbe Interactions, MPIPZ, Cologne

Planter's Punch

Under the heading Planter’s Punch we present each month one special aspect of the CEPLAS research programme. All contributions are prepared by our young researchers.

About the author

Milena Malisic is a PhD candidate in Prof. Dr. Paul Schulze-Lefert’s group at the Department of Plant Microbe Interactions (Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne). In her PhD work, she is interested in indentifying the genetic determinants of root commensal bacteria mediated plant iron nutrition. Moreover, she is fascinated about exploring natural relationships between plants and microbes in iron-contrasting environments.

Further Reading

Harbort CJ, Hashimoto M, Inoue H, Niu Y, Guan R, Rombolà AD, Kopriva S, Voges MJEEE, Sattely ES, Garrido-Oter R, Schulze-Lefert P (2020a) Root-Secreted Coumarins and the Microbiota Interact to Improve Iron Nutrition in Arabidopsis. Cell Host Microbe 28: 825–837

Harbort CJ, Hashimoto M, Inoue H, Schulze-Lefert P (2020b) A gnotobiotic growth assay for Arabidopsis root microbiota reconstitution under iron limitation. STAR Protoc 1: 100226

Tsai HH, Schmidt W (2017) Mobilization of Iron by Plant-Borne Coumarins. Trends Plant Sci 22: 538–548

Morrissey J, Guerinot M Lou (2009) Iron uptake and transport in plants: the good, the bad, and the ionome. Chem Rev 109: 4553–4567