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Mycorrhizal Research Group

Dr Dames is involved in mycorrhizal research and studies both the arbuscular and ectomycorrhizal fungal groups. Her research interests include the identification and characterization of mycorrhizal species on a morphological and molecular level, determining the effect of management practices on mycorrhizal populations and investigating the commercial potential and application of mycorrhizal fungi in agriculture and forestry. Dr Dames is part of a group of scientists who developed and is now commercialising a soil amendment product based on indigenous arbsucular mycorrhizal isolates. Current projects include assessing competition between mycorrhizal fungi and other beneficial or harmful soil microorganisms and investigating the potential of edible ectomycorrhizal fungi including the Kalahari truffle.

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