Students will work with plant associated microbial community data to characterize the unique archaeal, bacterial, and fungal communities associated with different plant species and how variation in abiotic and biotic factors alter these plant-microbe interactions.
1.Regional Differences in the Structure of Juglans nigra Phytobiome Reflect Geographical Differences in Thousand Cankers Disease Severity https://doi.org/10.1094/PBIOMES-05-20-0044-R
2. The Populus holobiont: dissecting the effect of plant niches and genotype on the microbiome. https://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-018-0413-8