School of Life Sciences

Dr Anathi Magadlela

Senior Lecturer and Researcher

Anathi Magadlela is a plant molecular biologist focusing on functional and evolutionary aspects of plant-soil-microbe interactions during abiotic stress. His current research focuses on the functional flexibility of legumes in natural ecosystems and sustainable agricultural systems, during soil nutrient stress. This research seeks to assess phenotypic and molecular adaptations of these legumes, to elucidate the unique genes and proteins involved in the adaptations and nitrogen-fixing bacteria.  

Research interests


Plant physiology

Plant ecophysiology

Abiotic stress

Plant-microbe interactions

Biological Nitrogen Fixation

Soil Fertility and plant nutrition

Plant biochemistry


Molecular plant microbe interactions – Omics-based approaches

Research profiles