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The future of sustainable human health and agriculture rests on our ability to view microbial evolution as part of the solution rather than the problem. Lucksender Womens Round Closed Toe Low Heels PU Mesh Legging Hollow Out Solid BootsThe Koskella lab takes on this challenge by combining discovery-based science on plant microbiomes with hypothesis-driven experimentation. Our research examines host-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions by first identifying patterns in nature and then, in line with current theory where available,Alfani Maloree Womens Size 9.5 Black Suede Slingback Sandals shoesCAITLIN-PAN Women's Square Platform High Heels Peep Toe Heeled Sandlas Square-Toe Block Heel Pump shoes Lucksender Womens Lace Up Buckle Chunky High Heel Platform Short BootsReport Women's Brando Winter Bootgenerating predictions to explicitly test in the laboratory using a combination of experimental evolution, microbial ecology approaches, KUUI Womens Fashion PU Leather Sneakers Low Top Lace up shoesand molecular biological techniques.
We focus primarily on how plant-microbiome, plant-pathogen, and bacteria-phage interactions occur, both as model systems for understanding fundamental principles and with the aim of leveraging these findings for design of novel disease management strategies. Women Spring golden Glitter Wedge Sneakers Female Casual Wedge Platform shoes Fashion Chunky Sneakers gold 5 M USWomen's Classic High Heel Sandals, Transparent Thick High Heel Fish Mouth Female Sandals Ankle Strap Open Toe Comfortable Party,Beige,35We integrate ecological and evolutionary thinking with cutting-edge microbiological and molecular approaches to gain insight to microbiome establishment and function, within-microbiome interactions, and the role that microbiota and phages play in shaping disease. For more information on ongoing research projects, look here.
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My previous work was primarily focused on host – parasite coevolution; first between a smut fungus and a plant (e.g. JQSM Fashion Luxury Handbags Women Bags Women Leather Handbag Shoulder Bag for Women 2019 Female Ladies Hand Bags), then a trematode and a snail (e.g. Monicas-house Women High Heels Sandals Summer Square Heels Crystal Heeled Platform shoes Ladies Sexy Party Wedding Lace Up shoes), and most recently between bacteriophage viruses and the bacteria they infect, which are themselves parasites of plants (e.g. if phages are locally adapted to bacteria, Mao YiE Women Pumps shoes High Heels Sexy New Thin Heels Pointed Toe Spring Autumn Buckleand Ches Ladies Gladiator Sandals Super Thin Heel Cover Heel shoes Elegant Flower Women Sandals High Heel Buckle Strap Dress shoes). The types of fundamental questions I’ve address are:
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Meaden, S., & Koskella, B. (2017). Adaptation of the pathogen, Pseudomonas syringae, GIY Women's Bowtie Low Wedge Flip Flops Sandals Bohemian Platform Elastic Summer Beach Thong BlackJellypop Womens Aerin Ankle Bootieduring experimental evolution on a native vs. alternative host plant. Molecular ecology, 26(7), 1790-1801.
Koskella, B. (2014). Bacteria-phage interactions across time and space: merging local adaptation and time-shift experiments to understand phage evolution. The American Naturalist, 184(S1), S9-S21.
Koskella, B., Thompson, J. N., Preston, G. M., & Buckling, A. (2011). Pelle Moda Women's INES Dress SandalJia Jia Women's Bridal 1296 Peep Toe Hight Heel Satin Wedding shoesLocal biotic environment shapes the spatial scale of bacteriophage adaptation to bacteria. The American Naturalist, 177(4), 440-451.
Greischar, M. A., & Koskella, B. (2007). A synthesis of experimental work on parasite local adaptation. Ecology Letters, 10(5), 418-434.
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Koskella, B., & Parr, N. (2015). The evolution of bacterial resistance against bacteriophages in the horse chestnut phyllosphere is general across both space and time. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 370(1675), 20140297.
Meaden, S., Paszkiewicz, K., & Koskella, B. (2015). The cost of phage resistance in a plant pathogenic bacterium is context‐dependent. Evolution, 69(5), 1321-1328.
Koskella, B. (2013). Phage-mediated selection on microbiota of a long-lived host. Current Biology, 23(13), 1256-1260.
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3) Can antagonistic coevolution lead to increased diversity? For example, do pathogens/parasites preferentially target common hosts (i.e. the hosts that are the most fit) and therefore impose a rare-host advantage?
Morella, N. M., Gomez, A. L., Wang, G., Leung, M. S., & Koskella, B. (2018). The impact of bacteriophages on phyllosphere bacterial abundance and composition. Molecular ecology, 27(8), 2025-2038.
Koskella, B., & Lively, C. M. (2009). Evidence for negative frequency‐dependent selection during experimental coevolution of a freshwater snail and a sterilizing trematode. Evolution: International Journal of Organic Evolution, 63(9), 2213-2221.
and 4) Does this coevolution among hosts and parasites matter to human health, agriculture, and conservation? Can we use our understanding about when and how pathogens and commensals evolve to design better treatments and to predict and prevent the spread of diseases?
Koskella, B., & Taylor, T. B. (2018). Multifaceted impacts of bacteriophages in the plant microbiome. Annual review of phytopathology, 56, 361-380.
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Meaden, S., & Koskella, B. (2013). Exploring the risks of phage application in the environment. Frontiers in microbiology, 4, 358.
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