The Spring 2017 Lab

The Spring 2017 Lab
Rina, Mauro, Debs, Rob, Daniel

Lab Members

Debs Gore-Lloyd
Rob Hicks
Mauro Moreno

The rapidly shifting fungal transcriptome

Amazing use of genomics to pull apart the transitions in Colletotrichum infection! Fungi are so dynamic! It's exciting to see RNA-seq getting used effectively to help understand how a fungus is able to perceive and respond to its environment. The link between cell types and and function is quite satisfying to me, and I think it hints at the coming wave of intricacy in symbiosis we are probably going to be part of over the next decade. The RNAseq approach may be the way forward for many fungi, and a recent review suggests that fine scale regular application of dual RNA-seq is plausible in the near future. Will we soon be doing microbiome RNA-seq regularly?