Experimental evolution and coevolution of the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae under phage selection
My summer research will focus on understanding how selection from two different bacteriophages impacts the evolution of a bacterial population. I will use experimental evolution, microbiological assays, and genome sequencing to determine whether the plant pathogen, Pseudomonas syringae, is able to evolve resistance against each of two bacteriophages either in isolation or when applied as a cocktail. I will perform this in vitro and measure how multiple selection pressures alter the evolutionary potential of the bacterium.
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- Major: Microbial Biology
- Mentor: Britt Koskella, Integrative Biology