Exploring the temperate leaf microbiome: From natural forests to controlled experiments and urban environments


 April 18, 9:30 am EST


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Speaker: Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow in the Arrieta lab Depts. of Physiology and Pharmacology & Pediatrics Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary


Description: The increasing awareness of the potential roles of phyllosphere microbial communities calls for a greater understanding of their structure and dynamics in natural and urban ecosystems. To do so, we characterized the community structure and assembly dynamics of leaf bacterial communities in natural temperate forests of Quebec by comparing the relative influence of host species identity, site, and time on phyllosphere bacterial community structure. Read More