Research Interests

  • Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF)

  • Ectomycorrhizas (ECM)

  • Saprobic fungi

  • Biofertilizers 

  • Sustainable Agriculture

  • Heavy metal bio-acumulation 

  • Rare earth elements and mushrooms

  • Fungal genetics

  • Fungal ecology

  • Soil physicochemical properties

Arbuscule

Arbuscule

Picture by Vasilis Kokkoris. #Microscopy, #Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.

Saprophytic mushroom

Saprophytic mushroom

(http://www.scmycoflora.org/genera/agaricus/images/Agaricus-californicus_1.jpg)

Field experiment

Field experiment

Picture by Vasilis Kokkoris (Canada, SK)

Mycorrhizal root tips

Mycorrhizal root tips

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/Mycorrhizal_root_tips_%28amanita%29.jpg

Ectomycorrhizal mushroom

Ectomycorrhizal mushroom

Picture by Vasilis Kokkoris. Russula sp.

Greenhouse experiment

Greenhouse experiment

Picture by Vasilis Kokkoris. (Greenhouse UBCO)

Ectomycorrhizal mushroom

Ectomycorrhizal mushroom

Picture by Vasilis Kokkoris. Suilus sp.

Stained root (AMF)

Stained root (AMF)

Picture by Vasilis Kokkoris. Root staining with ink and vinegar. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF).

Pot cultures (AMF)

Pot cultures (AMF)

Picture by Vasils Kokkoris. (Greenhouse, pot cultures, UBCO).

Transformed root cultures

Transformed root cultures

Picture by Vasilis Kokkoris. (Transformed root cultures, Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi).

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Gigaspora

Gigaspora

Picture by Vasilis Kokkoris. AM fungal spore.

Hyphae

Hyphae

Picture by Vasilis Kokkoris. Analyzing AM fungal hyphae.

Hyphae

Picture by Vasilis Kokkoris. Analyzing AM fungal hyphae.