Plant X Endophytes

Friend or foe, or, both?

Scoring introducted microbes for their interaction with plant hosts in a network system [picture from Toju et al. (2020)] We are living in a world full of microbes. These tiny critters affect all aspects of our life. One of the holy grails in the microbiology field is to construct a... [Read More]

Survey of fungi Geosmithia

Tree, beetle, fungus, which matters?

Most bark beetles are associated with hundreds, if not thousands, of microbes during their life, often with a few dominant taxa at a time. One of the fungal genus Geosmithia, is globally very diverse and abundant, and dominantes a ubiquitous but under studied niche — the twig-infesting / phloem-feeding bark... [Read More]
Tags: symbiosis