Author Archives: Rytas Vilgalys
Jessie Uehling successfully defended her Ph.D. yesterday. Congratulations Jessie!
Duke Mycology alum Tim James returned recently to present a seminar for the University Program in Genetics and Genomics.
Congratulations to Professor Khalid Hameed for receiving the President’s Volunteer Service award. Khalid received this award for his volunteer work with US AID Farmer-to-Farmer program to support mushroom cultivation in the developing world. He and Van Cotter recently presented a … Continue reading
We recently published two papers arising from our first Populus endophyte genomes. Here are some links along with the news release prepared for the DOE Uehling J, Gryganskyi A, Hameed K, Tschaplinski T, Misztal PK, Wu S, Desirò A, Vande Pol … Continue reading
As part of our NSF-funded study on coevolution of mycorrhizal fungi in the genus Suillus with members of the plant family Pinaceae, we just finished setting up a spore-print bioassay pairing 30 Suillus species with 10 different host trees from the conifer family Pinaceae. … Continue reading
Our first paper on compatibility/incompatibility in Suillus is finally out! Suillus species are members of the bolete family that fruit in association with different members of the conifer family Pinaceae. Here’s what we report in this paper: 1. We tested 5 species of Suillus for … Continue reading
Last week we went hunting for fungi in Vermont at Camp Neringa, a Lithuanian summer camp where I used to go as a kid. The foray got a write up by author Laima Vince in the Huffington Post. Even found some Suillus!
Mycologists and their students from the Great Lakes region meet each fall for the A. H. Smith foray. Alex Smith was my academic grandfather, widely known as the dean of modern American mushroom taxonomy, and who taught mycology at Univ. of Michigan … Continue reading
This pre-conference field trip to the southern Sierra’s was a repeat performance of an earlier pre-meeting foray that took place in 1996 prior to the 1st International Conference on Mycorrhizae. That conference was hosted by Tom Bruns and his colleagues from UC Berkeley, … Continue reading
We have several openings for independent study and paid research assistants for projects that study interactions between plants and their symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi. We are using molecular-based methods to study interactions between symbiotic fungi with with native tree species (pines, … Continue reading