“Exploring Phytobiomes” Workshop – Plant and Animal Genome Conference 2023

January 18, 2023


San Diego, CA, 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 is supported by the International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research and the Penn State Microbiome Center.


Isabelle Caugant, Kellye Eversole – International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research
Jan Leach – Colorado State University


The workshop will take place in Room Palm 3-4 from 10:30am to 12:40pm

  • 10:30am – Discovering Systemic Levers for Sustainable Agriculture
    Anya Gandy, Inari, MA
  • 10:50am – Interactions of Fusarium Xyrophilum with Other Organisms in a Potential Mimicry System
    Terry Torres Cruz, Pennsylvania State University, PA
  • 11:10am – TBD
    Pankaj Trivedi, College of Agricultural Sciences, Colorado State University, CO
  • 11:30am – Rapid Bacterial and Fungal Successional Dynamics in First Year after Chaparral Wildfire
    Sydney Glassman, University of California, Riverside, CA
  • 11:50am – System Design, Surface Characteristics and Recirculation Influence Microbial Communities in Hydroponic Leafy Green Production
    Soledad Benitez Ponce, Ohio State University, OH
  • 12:10 – Standards for Microbiome Measurements
    Scott Jackson, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), MD