Friends, Foes, and Phages in the Phyllosphere

Britt Koskella

University of California, Berkeley USA

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The plant phyllosphere is increasingly recognized as a central component of plant health, including as a result of its role in shaping disease susceptibility. In this talk I will explore the factors that shape the plant phyllosphere, including within-microbiome interactions, phage-mediated selection, and bacterial adaptation to hosts, and explore how these effects might be leveraged for a better understanding of the microbiome and for sustainable agriculture.