MMPRNT Attends the Genomic Science Program’s PI Meeting

Various MMPRNTers attended the DOE Genomic Science Program’s Annual PI Meeting in DC on February 23-26. Lukas, Tayler, and Darian presented posters (on aerial colonization of switchgrass leaf microbiome, affects of microbes on seed germination during drought, and free living nitrogen fixation in the switchgrass rhizosphere, respectively). Lisa presented results connecting nitrogen transformations mediated by rhizosphere microbiome to marginal land cropping system productivity in the Plant Research for Bioenergy: From Lab to Field Breakout Session. Heather also presented her work showing that relic DNA dynamics can mask shifts the resilience of switchgrass microbiomes during drying-rewetting. Great work everyone!

Heather presents relic DNA work at DOE GSP.