Works (5)

Updated: July 5th, 2023 15:32

2021 article

Local Plants, Not Soils, Are the Primary Source of Foliar Fungal Community Assembly in a C4 Grass

Whitaker, B. K., Giauque, H., Timmerman, C., Birk, N., & Hawkes, C. V. (2021, August 18). MICROBIAL ECOLOGY, Vol. 8.

By: B. Whitaker n, H. Giauque*, C. Timmerman*, N. Birk* & C. Hawkes*

author keywords: Source-sink dynamics; Microbiome; Dispersal limitation; Turnover; Nestedness; Precipitation gradient
MeSH headings : Biodiversity; Fungi / physiology; Mycobiome; Panicum; Plants / microbiology; Soil
TL;DR: The results suggest that the source-sink dynamics of foliar fungi are primarily local, that foliar mushrooms spread from plant-to-plant, and that the abiotic environment may affect fungal community sourcing both directly and via changes to host plant communities. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 18, 2021

2021 review

The Switchgrass Microbiome: A Review of Structure, Function, and Taxonomic Distribution

[Review of ]. PHYTOBIOMES JOURNAL, 5(1), 14–28.

By: R. Hestrin*, M. Lee n, B. Whitaker n & J. Pett-Ridge*

author keywords: agriculture; bacteria; bioenergy; biofuel; endophyte; fungi; genomics; microbiome; mutualism; mycorrhizae; nutrient cycling; Panicum virgatum; perennial crop; plant-microbe interactions; plants; rhizosphere and phyllosphere; soil ecology; yield and crop productivity
TL;DR: A review of the literature investigating switchgrass microbiome structure, key functional roles, and taxa isolated from field-grown plants highlights areas where additional research is necessary for a more comprehensive understanding of switchgrass genome structure, function, and potential to enhance sustainable bioenergy production. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: June 10, 2021

2019 journal article

Bacterial endophyte antagonism toward a fungal pathogen in vitro does not predict protection in live plant tissue


By: B. Whitaker n & M. Bakker*

author keywords: biocontrol; context-dependency; disease modification; Fusarium head blight; plant-growth promoting microbiota; wheat
MeSH headings : Antibiosis / physiology; Biological Control Agents / metabolism; Endophytes / metabolism; Fusarium / growth & development; Microbiota; Plant Diseases / microbiology; Plant Diseases / prevention & control; Triticum / microbiology
TL;DR: Endophytic impacts on plant performance cannot be easily inferred from simplified in vitro assays, and environmental gradients should be incorporated into future testing of microbial interactions in plant hosts. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: April 15, 2019

2019 article

Decrypting the phyllosphere microbiota: progress and challenges

Laforest-Lapointe, I., & Whitaker, B. K. (2019, February). AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, Vol. 106, pp. 171–173.

By: I. Laforest-Lapointe* & B. Whitaker n

author keywords: bacteria; culture-dependent techniques; ecosystem functions; fungi; high-throughput sequencing; host-microbe interactions; leaf microbiota; microbial ecology; microbiome; plant-microbe interactions
MeSH headings : Climate Change; Ecosystem; Environmental Microbiology; Microbiota; Plant Leaves / microbiology
Source: Web Of Science
Added: March 11, 2019

2018 journal article

Foliar fungal endophyte communities are structured by environment but not host ecotype in Panicum virgatum (switchgrass)

ECOLOGY, 99(12), 2703–2711.

By: B. Whitaker n, H. Reynolds* & K. Clay*

author keywords: biotic adaption; community assembly; ecotype; fungal endophyte; GxE; host specificity; switchgrass
MeSH headings : Ecotype; Endophytes; Genotype; Mycobiome; Panicum
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that environmental factors are the primary drivers of community structure in the switchgrass fungal microbiome, as evidenced by differential colonization of host genetic types by endophytes. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: December 31, 2018

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