Articles by Joelle Sasse in JoVE
Ecosystem Fabrication (EcoFAB) Protocols for The Construction of Laboratory Ecosystems Designed to Study Plant-microbe Interactions Jian Gao1,2, Joelle Sasse1,2, Kyle M. Lewald1,2, Kateryna Zhalnina1,2, Lloyd T. Cornmesser1,2, Todd A. Duncombe3, Yasuo Yoshikuni2, John P. Vogel2, Mary K. Firestone4, Trent R. Northen1,2 1Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2Joint Genome Institute, Department of Energy, 3Joint BioEnergy Institute, 4Department of Environmental Science Policy and Management, University of California This article describes detailed protocols for ecosystem fabrication of devices (EcoFABs) that enable the studies of plants and plant-microbe interactions in highly controlled laboratory conditions.
Other articles by Joelle Sasse on PubMed
Feed Your Friends: Do Plant Exudates Shape the Root Microbiome? Trends in Plant Science. | Pubmed ID: 29050989 Plant health in natural environments depends on interactions with complex and dynamic communities comprising macro- and microorganisms. While many studies have provided insights into the composition of rhizosphere microbiomes (rhizobiomes), little is known about whether plants shape their rhizobiomes. Here, we discuss physiological factors of plants that may govern plant-microbe interactions, focusing on root physiology and the role of root exudates. Given that only a few plant transport proteins are known to be involved in root metabolite export, we suggest novel families putatively involved in this process. Finally, building off of the features discussed in this review, and in analogy to well-known symbioses, we elaborate on a possible sequence of events governing rhizobiome assembly.