San Diego, California, USA
The Phytobiome is all of the organisms in, on, and around plants, and encompasses the many biological and physical components that influence or are influenced by the plant or the plant environment, including the soil. It consists of other plants, animals (insects and nematodes), a wide diversity of microbes (viruses, bacteria, fungi, slime-molds and algae), the plant microbiome, and the environment. In this workshop, talks will cover various aspects of research into understanding phytobiomes. The workshop will also include a presentation on the recently established, public-private International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research.