Research from the Busby Lab was published in the journal Current Biology. The paper, authored by Posy Busby and postdoctoral fellow Devin Leopold, is titled "Host Genotype and Colonist Arrival Order Jointly Govern Plant Microbiome Composition and Function." Their research was highlighted in an OSU press release (below).
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY NEWSROOM
Timing key in understanding plant microbiomes
Oregon State University researchers have made a key advance in understanding how timing impacts the way microorganisms colonize plants, a step that could provide farmers an important tool to boost agricultural production.
The findings, published in the journal Current Biology, will help scientists better understand the plant microbiome, which consists of hundreds of thousands of microorganisms that live in and on plants and contribute to their health and productivity.