Department of Biology, College of Wooster
Host: Josh Blakeslee
Title: Dissecting microbe-microbe interactions in the genus Pseudomonas: the role of phenazine
ABSTRACT: In the laboratory, single species microbial culture is the norm, yet in the environment, multi-species microbial communities abound. My laboratory is beginning to address questions related to the interactions that occur between bacteria in the genus Pseudomonas. Pseudomonads are ubiquitous inhabitants of the soil and rhizosphere, and many members of the genus secrete a variety of small heterocyclic molecules called phenazines. This seminar will discuss the role of 2-hydroxy-phenazine in a microbial competition assay, and a potential phenzine suppressive interaction between a pair of Pseudomonas species.
Location: 244 Kottman Hall and 121 Fisher Auditorium from 11:30 – 12:25 PM
*Video-linked from Wooster*
Seminars are held every Wednesday