NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar

"Plant-fungal symbiosis and their potential impacts on terrestrial biogeochemistry"

Presented by Ko-Hsuan (Koko) Chen, University of Florida

Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:00 pm — NSLS-II Bldg. 743 Room 156

Fungi are associated with all lineages of land plants. While plant-fungal symbiosis is common, many of their interactions, ranging from mutualism, commensalism, to parasitism are yet to be determined. As plant-fungal symbiosis are tightly linked to nutrient cycling, different interaction types have substantial impacts on biogeochemistry. Here, we will use two plant-fungal symbiosis examples: 1) Pine and their ectomycorrhizal fungi, and 2) mosses and their associated fungi, to illustrate how considering plant-fungal interaction and biogeochemistry together can further our understanding toward a better understanding of plant-fungal biology.

Hosted by: Ignace Jarrige

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