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Research: Ectomycorrhiza

Forests are of outstanding significance for mankind. Not only are they of great economic importance (wood production), but even more they have a great share in carbon sequestration leading to substantial reduction in anthropogenic CO2 release. To guarantee an optimal activity of boreal and temperate forest ecosystems, the mutualistic interaction of tree roots with certain soil fungi (ectomycorrhiza) is a key element of forest ecosystem processes. Elucidation of ectomycorrhizal development and function is thus of major interest for understanding and modulating of tree growth and wood formation.


We are involved in teaching in the Bachelor Biology and Master Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

For details please see the module descriptions in Bachelor Biology and Master BMB  and  lecture course schedule.


Prof. Uwe Nehls



Department of Biology and Chemsitry FB2
University of Bremen
Leobener Str. 5 NW2 B3030

28359 Bremen