The Pathogen Challenge Experiment

Hi all! I’ve been busy sculpting experiment ideas in between lab work. Here is the latest one, where I will “challenge” corn plants and their microbial associates by planting them in the mycological equivalent of a pit of venemous snakes: a soil that is teeming with Fusarium pathogens! This pathogen-infested field has a history of being used for this purpose, and I will be testing the ability of the corn plants and their microbes to keep Fusarium from going rogue and sinking the ship (a.k.a. killing the plant). For the details and updates, check out the dedicated page: Pathogen Challenge Experiment