My ARC DECRA project investigates the impacts of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on micronutrient bioavailability in cereal crops. I am particularly interested in how AM fungi that colonise rice and wheat plants, affect the production of phytate in grain. Phytate is an “anti-nutrient” and its concentration in grain has important implications for how well zinc and iron are absorbed in the human gut when we consume rice and wheat products.


Medicago truncatula plants growing in the Smarthouse of The Plant Accelerator for high-throughput phenotyping