“The Uniqueness and Commonalities Between Plant, Animal and Soil Microbiomes” Workshop – Plant and Animal Genome Conference 2024

January 16, 2024


San Diego, CA, USA


Microbiome-influenced traits in plant, animal and soil systems have the potential to benefit their hosts as well as the environment in many ways including resistance to disease and pests, efficient nutrient utilization, improved food quality and safety and resilience in managed and natural ecosystems. This workshop will explore advances in our knowledge of the complexities and dynamics in these natural microbial ecosystems as a foundation for developing strategies to intentionally modulate microbiomes. The presentation will be followed by a discussion session focused on how knowledge gained from diverse microbial communities can lead to more general understanding of agriculturally related microbiomes and how these diverse scientific communities could collaborate to build more robust fundamental knowledge across each domain.


Richard Broglie, Dusti Gallagher, International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research
Emmanuelle Maguin, INRAE


The workshop took place in Room Pacific C from 4:00 to 6:10pm

  • 4:00pm – Workshop Overview and Introduction
    Richard Broglie, Phytobiomes Alliance – Slides
  • 4:10pm – Plant-Microbe-Mineral Interactions within the Soil Habitat
    Kirsten Hofmockel, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, WA – Abstract
  • 4:30pm – Shared and Distinct Bacterial Genes Benefit Colonization of Distantly Related Host Plant Species
    Dor Russ, University of North Carolina, NC – Abstract
  • 4:50pm – Engineering Nitrogen-Fixing Microbial Communities Associated with Maize and Sorghum
    Jean-Michel Ané, University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI – AbstractSlides
  • 5:10pm – Ecofab: A Controlled, Reproducible System to Study Plant-Microbiome Interactions
    John Vogel, DOE Joint Genome Institute, CA – Abstract
  • 5:30pm – Understanding Stress Resilience of Plant and Insect Microbiomes in Agroecosystems
    Laramy Enders, Purdue University, IN