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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. Liberty Men's Leather Ankle High Top Lizard Print Lace Up Dress shoes Brown Size 14 M USCOLUMBIA Men's Hiking shoes, RUCKEL RIDGE PLUS WaterproofWe 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,BRUNO VERRI Fashion-Sneakers Mens Suede GreyWEGCJU Men's Martin Boots Chelsea Wear Hiking shoes Non-Slip High-top Military BootsAra TDM brown, (TDM) 11-23202-14Josef Seibel Men's Large Low shoes Big 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.

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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, Camel active Men's Wave 11 Low-Top SneakersNTBST Non-Slip Sole Spa Slippers, Disposable Closed Toe Party Hotel Slippers Bulk Unisex 50-Pair,White_28x11cm 11x4.3inchduring 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). DC shoes E.Tribeka SE - shoes for Men - shoes - Men - EU 44.5 - blueeNike Men's Air Force Max Basketball shoesLocal 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? HCMONSTER sports shoes Light High Top Summer Breathable Casual Socks Boots Men Stretch Men Sock shoes Flat Black White Red Sole shoes Fashion FootwearElten 765861-36 Safety Boots Renzo XW Mid ESD S3, Size 3.5, black redAnd are they paying a significant cost for this evolved resistance?MSFS Men shoes Genuine Leather Business Formal Dress Wedding Lace Up Party Size 38 To 44Liu Jo Oxfords-shoes Mens bluee.

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.

Koskella, B., Lin, D. M., Buckling, A., & Thompson, J. N. (2011).Dr. Martens Work Men's New Icon 4 Eye Boot Black 11 M UKRieker Men's 36063 Ankle Boots Men's Brogues Boot Casual High-top Leather Boots Martin boots Lace-Up Work & Safety shoes Dr Martens Unisex Adults' BootsLUISETTI Men’s 20404 58 black shoesThe costs of evolving resistance in heterogeneous parasite environments. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, rspb20112259.

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.

Lin, D., & Koskella, B. (2015). Friend and foe: Allen Edmonds Men's Nomad Chukka Ankle BootConverse Unisex Jack Purcell Jack Ox Deep Bordeaux Buff White Casual shoes 8 Men US 9.5 Women USfactors influencing the movement of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori along the parasitism–mutualism continuum. Evolutionary applications, 8(1), 9-22.

Meaden, S., & Koskella, B. (2013). Exploring the risks of phage application in the environment. Frontiers in microbiology, 4, 358.

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