Sara Branco and Team Publish on Stress Tolerance in Mutualistic Fungi

Published: Sept. 8, 2022

Sara Branco, Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, published a Tansley review in the leading journal in the plant sciences (with impact factor of 10.32) New Phytologist, Mechanisms of stress tolerance and their effects on the ecology and evolution of mycorrhizal fungi. This work documents how mutualistic fungi associated with plant roots respond to environmental stress and act to protect their plant partners. This work was a collaborative effort with Hui-Ling Liao of the University of Florida, Joske Ruytinx of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and Annie Schauster, former graduate student in Integrative Biology. Tansley reviews are in-depth invited reviews that are both authoritative and accessible and address the most exciting and ground-breaking research.