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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. White Mountain Womens Pandora Platform SandalT-JULY Women Leather Casual High Top Wedges shoes Ladies Height Increasing Platform shoesWe 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.
The Koskella lab at our end-of-semester lab lunch (May 2019)
A brief introduction to the lab and our recent research:
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I am an evolutionary ecologist interested in how species interactions influence genetic diversity within populations, diversity between populations, and species diversity at the community level. By combining evolutionary theory on coevolution, population dynamics, and infection genetics,Brinley Co Womens Anette Faux Suede Ankle Wrap Braided Rope FlatsWomen's Short Ankle Riding Boots with Chunky Heel Bootie Three Buckled StrapT-JULY Womens Wedge Platform Peep Toe High Heel Sandals Buckle Ankle Strap Slip on Dress Walking SlipppersNine Seven Genuine Leather Women's Pointy Toe Rhinestone Handmade Dress Flat shoes I directly test the underlying assumptions and predicted outcomes of host-pathogen and microbial interactions through the lens of human health and agricultural sustainability.
My previous work was primarily focused on host – parasite coevolution; first between a smut fungus and a plant (e.g. Twisted X Boots Women's WDM0049 Boat shoes), then a trematode and a snail (e.g. FSJ Women Sexy Peep Toe Cutout Pumps Sandals D'Orsay Stiletto Heels Party Evening shoes Size 4-15 US), 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, Brown Leather Shoulder Bag Womens Classic Flap Over Messenger Casual Handbag Adaand Frye Women's Jamie Zip Boot). The types of fundamental questions I’ve address are:
1) How do pathogens/parasites adapt to better infect their hosts? And at what scale / speed are they capable of adapting?
Meaden, S., & Koskella, B. (2017). Adaptation of the pathogen, Pseudomonas syringae, Women's shoes PU 2018 New Spring Summer Fall Low Heel Multicolor Rivets Pointed Toe for Party & Evening Dress Office & CareerMen's Women's Outdoor Sandals Large Size Sport Hiking Sandals Unisex Quick Dry Predective Toecap Summer Water shoes Hiking shoes,b,36during 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). Lace up Mary Jane Women Lazy Leather Flat Soft shoes (color Brown, Size CA 8)Dockers by Gerli Women's 42da203-680760 TrainersLocal 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.
2) How do hosts respond to this adaptation (i.e. coevolve) and become more resistant to their local pathogens/parasites? Mata shoes Women's Suede Fringe Wedges (color Tan, Size 7 M US)Converse Men's All Star Chuck Taylor Double Tongue Ox Casual shoes White, Maroon, Berry (7)And are they paying a significant cost for this evolved resistance?GAOFENG Sandals Footwear Women's shoes Open Toe Slingback Clip Ankle Adjustable Pregnant Wedges Non-Slip Middle Heel Casual for Summer (color Yellow, Size 39)JANET & JANET Oxfords-shoes Womens Black.
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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