Amend Lab | Univ of Hawaii
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Examining the causes and consequences of microbial composition at the population and community scales

Lab News

New paper on endophytes and plant phenology in Fungal Ecology!

Jun 1, 2019

Geoff Zahn and Anthony published this paper on adding different communities of endophytes to arabadopsis. The hot take is innoculating with fungus, *ANY* fungus, reduces flowering time by ~25% compared with non-fungal controls. There is also an interaction with drought. Some species are "better" than others, but it's complicated when considering higher-order interactions. Check it out here

New Papers on marine fungi and Hawaiian Microbiomes!

May 1, 2019

We published two (!) papers on marine fungi in Current Biology and MBio.  You can find them both here and here.  We also published our CMAIKI initiative in Msystems.

Welcome Fouad!

May 1, 2019

Fouad El Baidouri is joining our lab as a postdoc to wrangle Malassezia.  He'll be exploring imaging techniques and comparative single cell genomics.  Welcome!