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Project abstract for group mayg
Evolution of Multi-Species Interactions
The May lab is interested in the evolution of symbiotic interactions between microbial organisms and plant hosts. Many hosts harbor an extensive diversity of microbes, many of which cause no change in the host physiology, but some of which can be classified as either beneficial or parasitic organisms. These researchers study the evolution of virulence - how does an organism transition to and from virulent states? They use a combination of field, microscopy, and molecular and genetic approaches.
A bibliography of this group's publications acknowledging MSI is attached.