PMI News

Fungal ‘bouncers’ patrol plant-microbe relationship

A new computational framework created by Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers is accelerating their understanding of who’s in, who’s out, who’s hot and who’s not in the soil microbiome, where fungi often act as bodyguards for plants, keeping friends close and foes at bay.  More Info

New Science Highlight Published

The DOE Office of Science recently published a highlight titled, “A Single Gene and a Unique Layer of Regulation Opens the Door for Novel Plant-Fungi Interactions”. More Info

PMI Data

Visit the “Data” tab to view updated information on the PMI SFA’s bacterial and fungal collections as well as Populus transgenics.

Decoding the secret language of plants and fungi

Get to know Tomas Rush, one of the Plant-Microbe-Interfaces SFA scientists. More Info

Unearthing the secrets of plant health, carbon storage with rhizosphere-on-a-chip

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a miniaturized environment to study the ecosystem around poplar tree roots for insights into plant health and soil carbon sequestration.  More Info

Watching Plant Roots Grow in a Transparent Simulated Soil 

Scientists have developed a rhizosphere-on-a-chip with a transparent, simulated soil structure that allows scientists to view how roots grow over time through the pores in the soil.  More Info

Revealing the secret lives of plants and microbes

An in depth look at Jennifer Morrel-Falvey, an integral member of the Plant-Microbes-Interfaces SFA. More Info