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Microbes focus of Science on Tap with Sanna Sevanto

WHEN:
Sep 21, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
WHERE:
This is a live, virtual event.
Please see registration link below.
SPEAKER:
Sanna Sevanto
CONTACT:
Stacy Baker
(505) 695-6615
CATEGORY:
TYPE:
Public Event
INTERNAL:
Sanna Sevanto shares , surprises she encountered during attempts to harness microbes to improve plant drought tolerance.

Event Description

A conversation with Sanna Sevanto about good and bad microbes, and good and bad stress.

Science on Tap is back! Please join Sanna Sevanto of the Lab's Earth System Observations group on September 21 for a lively conversation about microbes: the good, the bad, and the ugly. 

Microbes can have a large influence on the well-being of their hosts. Pathogenic microbes can be completely detrimental, while probiotics can significantly improve host well-being. The industry of human probiotics is growing fast, and with the need for improved agricultural productivity, development of probiotics for plants is also increasing. Plant growth and stress tolerance, however, are controlled by some fundamental trade-offs that make improving plant stress tolerance using probiotics challenging. In this talk, Sanna will discuss how plant stress responses can be affected by their microbial associates, and what kind of surprises she encountered during attempts to harness microbes to improve plant drought tolerance.

To join us for our first, virtual Science on Tap, please register here.