Britt Koskella, UC Berkeley
The plant phyllosphere is an ideal system in which to examine the assembly, structure, and function of host-associated microbiomes. In this talk I will present our recent work exploring the role of the plant microbiome in shaping disease susceptibility, the impact that bacteriophages can have on these microbial communities, and the impact of phages on plant pathogens directly. I will discuss the importance of taking phages into account as we move forward in incorporating the microbiome into a more holistic view of organismal health.
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