Our paper, coauthored by Molly Hunter and Dave Baltrus, showing that invasive whiteflies become infected by epiphytic P. syringae is accepted and online at Applied and Environmental Microbiology! The facultative whitefly symbiont can be a defensive symbiont and protects the insects against P. syringae.
Two former undergraduate mentees and coauthors are starting graduate school programs!
Kelley Clark will be entering the Microbiology program at UC Riverside and Katherine Dougan is in the Marine Biology program at Florida International University. Congratulations to you both!