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    • Bacterial Diversity across Individual Lichens 

      Mushegian, A; Peterson, Celeste; Baker, Christopher Cher Meng; Pringle, Anne E. (American Society for Microbiology, 2011)
      Symbioses are unique habitats for bacteria. We surveyed the spatial diversity of bacterial communities across multiple individuals of closely related lichens using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP) ...
    • Convergence in Multispecies Interactions 

      Bittleston, Leonora Sophia; Pierce, Naomi E.; Ellison, Aaron M.; Pringle, Anne (Elsevier BV, 2016)
      The concepts of convergent evolution and community convergence highlight how selective pressures can shape unrelated organisms or communities in similar ways. We propose a related concept, convergent interactions, to ...
    • Convergent Interactions Among Pitcher Plant Microcosms in North America and Southeast Asia 

      Bittleston, Leonora (2016-08-03)
      Ecosystems are composed of diverse suites of organisms whose interactions are mediated by both the biotic and abiotic constraints of their environments. The complexity of ecosystems makes them both resilient and difficult ...
    • Dispersal of fungal spores on a cooperatively generated wind 

      Roper, M.; Seminara, A.; Bandi, M. M.; Cobb, A.; Dillard, H. R.; Pringle, Anne E. (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2010)
      Because of their microscopic size, the forcibly ejected spores of ascomycete fungi are quickly brought to rest by drag. Nonetheless some apothecial species, including the pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, disperse with ...
    • Ecological Patterns and Processes in Sarracenia Carnivorous Pitcher Plant Fungi 

      Boynton, Primrose (2012-10-31)
      The kingdom Fungi is taxonomically and ecologically diverse, containing an estimated 1.5 million species. Fungi include decomposers, pathogens, and plant and animal mutualists. Many fungi are microorganisms, and the processes ...
    • Explosively launched spores of ascomycete fungi have drag-minimizing shapes 

      Roper, M.; Pepper, R. E.; Brenner, Michael P.; Pringle, Anne E. (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2008)
      The forcibly launched spores of ascomycete fungi must eject through several millimeters of nearly still air surrounding fruiting bodies to reach dispersive air flows. Because of their microscopic size, spores experience ...
    • The Genetics of Life History Traits in the Fungus Neurospora crassa 

      Zimmerman, Kolea (2016-05-13)
      The study of life histories is fundamental to understanding why some organisms live for a very short time while others live for a long time, why some produce thousands of offspring while others produce one, or why some ...
    • The ice nucleation ability of one of the most abundant types of fungal spores found in the atmosphere 

      Iannone, R.; Chernoff, D. I.; Pringle, Anne E.; Martin, S. T.; Bertram, A. K. (Copernicus GmbH, 2011)
      Recent atmospheric measurements show that biological particles are a potentially important class of ice nuclei. Types of biological particles that may be good ice nuclei include bacteria, pollen and fungal spores. We studied ...
    • The Irreversible Loss of a Decomposition Pathway Marks the Single Origin of an Ectomycorrhizal Symbiosis 

      Wolfe, Benjamin E.; Tulloss, Rodham E.; Pringle, Anne E. (Public Library of Science, 2012)
      Microbial symbioses have evolved repeatedly across the tree of life, but the genetic changes underlying transitions to symbiosis are largely unknown, especially for eukaryotic microbial symbionts. We used the genus Amanita, ...
    • Random network peristalsis in Physarum polycephalum organizes fluid flows across an individual 

      Alim, Karen; Amselem, G.; Peaudecerf, F.; Brenner, Michael P.; Pringle, Anne E. (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2013)
      Individuals can function as integrated organisms only when information and resources are shared across a body. Signals and substrates are commonly moved using fluids, often channeled through a network of tubes. Peristalsis ...
    • Transposable Element Dynamics among Asymbiotic and Ectomycorrhizal Amanita Fungi 

      Hess, Jaqueline; Skrede, Inger; Wolfe, Benjamin E.; LaButti, Kurt; Ohm, Robin A.; Grigoriev, Igor V.; Pringle, Anne (Oxford University Press, 2014)
      Transposable elements (TEs) are ubiquitous inhabitants of eukaryotic genomes and their proliferation and dispersal shape genome architectures and diversity. Nevertheless, TE dynamics are often explored for one species at ...