plant microbiome research

Selected Publications

Wagner MR, Busby PE, Balint-Kurti P. 2020. Analysis of leaf microbiome composition of near-isogenic maize lines differing in broad-spectrum disease resistance. New Phytologist 225: 2152-2165.

Zane AE, Abarenkov K, Afkhami ME, Aguilar-Trigueros CA, Bates S, Bhatnagar JM, Busby PE, Christian N, Cornwell WK, Crowther TW, Flores-Moreno H, Floudas D, Gazis R, Hibbett D, Kennedy P, Lindner DL, Maynard DS, Milo AM, Nilsson RH, Powell J, Schildhauser M, Schilling J and Treseder KK. 2020. Fungal functional ecology: Bringing a trait-based approach to plant-associated fungi. Biology Letters.

Dundore-Arias JP, Eloe-Fadrosh EA, Schriml LM, Beattie GA, Brennan FP, Busby PE, Calderon RB, Castle SC, Emerson JB, Everhart SE, Eversole K, Frost KE, Herr JF, Huerta AI, Iyer-Pascuzzi AS, Kalil AK, Leach JE, Leonard J, Maul JE, Prithiviraj B, Potrykus M, Redekar NR, Rojas JA, Silverstein KAT, Tomso JD, Tringe SG, Vinatzer BA, and Kinkel LL. 2020. Understanding, promoting and generating minimum metadata standards relevant to agricultural microbiome research. Phytobiomes.

Barge E, Leopold DR, Peay KG, Newcombe G, Busby PE. 2019. Differentiating spatial from environmental effects on foliar fungal communities of Populus trichocarpa. Journal of Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13641

Busby PE, Crutsinger G, Barbour M, Newcombe G. 2019. Contingency rules for pathogen competition and pathogen antagonism in a genetically based, plant defense hierarchy. Ecology and Evolution 2019;00:1–9.

Newcombe G, Muchero W, Busby PE. 2018. Resistance to an eriophyid mite in an interspecific hybrid pedigree of Populus. PLoS ONE 13(11): e0207839.

Brown SP, Leopold DR, Busby PE. 2018. Protocols for investigating the leaf mycobiome using high-throughput DNA sequencing. In: Ma W., Wolpert T. (eds) Plant Pathogenic Fungi and Oomycetes. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1848. Humana Press, New York, NY

Newcombe G, Harding A, Ridout M and Busby PE. 2018. A hypothetical bottleneck in the plant microbiome. Front. Microbiol. 9:1645. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01645

Busby PE, Soman C, Wagner MR, Friesen ML, Kremer J, Bennett A, Morsy A, Eisen J, Leach J, Dangl JL. 2017. Research priorities for harnessing plant microbiomes in sustainable agriculture. PLoS Biology 15(3): e2001793.

Busby PE, Ridout M, Newcombe G. 2016. Fungal endophytes: Modifiers of plant disease. Plant Molecular Biology 90:645-655.

Busby PE, Peay KG, Newcombe G. 2016. Common foliar fungi of Populus trichocarpa modify Melampsora rust disease severity. New Phytologist 209:1681-1692.

Wolf A, Zimmerman N, Anderegg W, Busby PE,  Christensen J. 2016. Altitudinal shifts of the native and introduced flora of California in the context of 20th century warming. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25:418-429.

Lamit LJ, Busby PE, Lau MK, Compson ZG, Wojtowicz T, Keith AR, Zinkgraf MS, Schweitzer JA, Shuster SM, Gehring CA and Whitham TG. 2015. Tree genotype mediates covariance among diverse communities from microbes to arthropods. Journal of Ecology 103: 840-850.

Busby PE, Lamit LJ, Keith AR, Newcombe,G, Gehring CA, Whitham TG, Dirzo R. 2015 Genetics-based interactions among plants, pathogens and herbivores define arthropod community structure. Ecology 96: 1974-1984.

Houbraken J, Visagie CM, Meijer M, Frisvad JC, Busby PE, Pitt J, Seifert KA, Demirel R, Yilmaz N, Jacobs, K, Samson RA. 2014. A taxonomic and phylogenetic revision of Penicillium section Aspergilloides. Studies in Mycology 78: 373-451.

Busby PE, Newcombe G, Dirzo R, Whitham TG. 2014. Differentiating genetic and environmental drivers of plant-pathogen community interactions. Journal of Ecology 102: 1300-1309.

Busby PE, Newcombe G, Dirzo R, Whitham TG. 2013. Genetic basis of pathogen community structure for foundation tree species in a common garden and in the wild. Journal of Ecology 101: 867-877.

Busby PE, Zimmerman N, Weston D, Jawdy S, Houbraken J, Newcombe G. 2013. Leaf endophytes and host genotype in Populus alter severity of damage from the necrotrphic leaf pathogen, Drepanopeziza populi. Ecosphere 4(10): 125.

Busby PE, Aime CA, and Newcombe G. 2012. Foliar pathogens of Populus angustifolia are consistent with a hypothesis of Beringian migration into North America. Fungal Biology 116: 792-801.

Busby PE and Canham CD. 2011. Exotic pest-pathogen disease reduces biomass accumulation in eastern deciduous forests of North America. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41: 401-411.

Pringle EG, Adams RI, Broadbent E, Busby PE, Donatti CI, Kurten EL Renton K and Dirzo R. 2011. Distinct leaf-trait syndromes of evergreen and deciduous trees in a seasonally dry tropical forest. Biotropica 43:299-388.

Busby PE, Vitousek P, and Dirzo R. 2010. Prevalence of tree regeneration by sprouting and seeding along a rainfall gradient in Hawaii. Biotropica 42: 80-86.