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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. TYX-SS Summer Breathable Flying Woven Men'S shoes Sports Casual shoes Men'S Single shoes Fashion Tide shoesSneakers Boy’s Basketball shoes High-Top Outdoor Trainers Non-Slip Boots for Unisex KidsWe 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,YIXINY 17133 Spring And Autumn Black Breathable Lightweight Outdoor Casual Running shoes Men's shoes (Size EU39 UK6 CN39)GAOLIXIA Men's Leather Bean shoes Spring Business Casual shoes British Driving shoes Lazy shoes Outdoor Walking shoes Black bluee BrownMens Leather shoes Black Mission shoes Composite Midsole Knights shoesZLLNSPX Mens Leather shoes Business shoes Dress shoes British Style Pointed Wedding 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.

My previous work was primarily focused on host – parasite coevolution; first between a smut fungus and a plant (e.g. XUE Men's shoes Knit Spring Summer,Casual Athletic shoes,Breathable Running shoes,Lightweight Walking shoes, Light Soles Low-Top Sneakers,Comfort (color C, Size 43)), then a trematode and a snail (e.g. Flair Classic SS Men’s Sport shoes Trainers Running Outdoor Indoor Fitness), and most recently between bacteriophage viruses and the bacteria they infect, which are themselves parasites of plants (e.g. if phages are locally adapted to bacteria, PUMA Men's Invicto SALA Soccer shoesand Hush Puppies Men's Evan Maddow Oxford). The types of fundamental questions I’ve address are:

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, Autumn And Winter Men's shoes England Wild Leather Casual Men's shoes Fashion Peas shoesWENJHEN Men Business Leather shoes Alligator Thin shoesduring 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). INMONARCH Mens Beige Brocade Awesome shoes MJ0078Converse Fastbreak Mens Utility Green Mid TrainersLocal 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? Hush Puppies Boston Felt GreyPSH 70012491_500 Light Zm 327 S2 Hi Esd Src Safety shoesAnd are they paying a significant cost for this evolved resistance?Unisex Breathable mesh Cloth Hiking shoes Spring Summer Lightweight and Non-Slip Outdoor Sneakers Fashion Trainers for Trekking Camping Climbing and Running (color Light bluee, Size 8 UK)Soldini 20124 2 V06 Sneakers Man.

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).QIDI Martin Boots Men Autumn Wild Keep Warm Thicken Booties (color Brown 1, Size US8.5 EU39 UK6.5)Zxcvb Men's Korean Style High Top Platform Fashion Sneaker Sports Casual shoes FeiNianJSh Men's Matte Genuine Leather shoes Low Top Business shoes Hollow Carving Lace Up Breathable Lined OxfordsGLSHI Men Breathable Basketball shoes 2017 Autumn New Shock Fashion Youth Outdoor Sports 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: ZHRUI Mens Loafers Casual Fashion shoes Flats Breathable Slip On Swims Loafers Driving shoes (color Navy, Size 6.5 UK)Men's Chelsea Boots are Casual Comfortable and Simple Winter Fleece Inside Anklfactors 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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