Endophyte Diversity Workshop Part II at North Carolina School of Science & Math
On Saturday, Dec. 3rd, we finished our endophyte diversity workshop at the NCSSM campus with the same group of students. We started off the session with an introduction to the different types of endophyte research that the Lutzoni lab conducts, including measuring diversity (species richness and abundance), making phylogenies, understanding life history reconstruction, conducting plant-endophyte interaction experiments and population genetics. Then we performed multiple BLAST exercises with endophyte sequences that came from maple, loblolly pine seedlings and adult loblolly pine needles.
Thanks to the participating students and to Linda and Myra, they have put up a wiki page that summarizes their discoveries and lessons learned from the workshop: